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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195433
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: N319BM
MSN: 802A-0160
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Moore County near Dumas, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Dumas, TX (DUX)
Destination airport:Dumas, TX (DUX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, while maneuvering at a low altitude during an agricultural application flight, a wind gust lifted the right wing and the left wing descended striking the “wheat” crop. Subsequently, the airplane was “sucked” into the wheat, and it then impacted the ground and came to rest inverted.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation system about 4 nautical miles from the accident site, about the time of the accident, reported that the wind was from 160° at 13 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain lateral control while maneuvering at a low altitude.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

16-May-2017 22:47 Geno Added
19-Aug-2017 16:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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