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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192921
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT8T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-802A
Registration: N20361
MSN: 802A-0420
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tooele County SW of Vernon, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Nephi, UT (U14)
Destination airport:Nephi, UT (U14)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he attempted to transition a mountain ridge after he had completed an aerial application. He added that he began to climb to a safe altitude in rising terrain but realized that it was going to be “close to clear” the mountain top. He attempted to turn to the left but noted that the terrain would not allow him to do so. He continued straight ahead and impacted the mountain top about 10 ft from the crest.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from mountainous terrain.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

18-Jan-2017 06:18 Geno Added
18-Jan-2017 06:24 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Jan-2017 08:58 Anon. Updated [Date]
18-Jan-2017 16:01 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2017 16:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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