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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199897
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-802
Owner/operator:Air-Trac Inc
Registration: N802NB
MSN: 802A-0640
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Prosser, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Prosser, WA (PVT)
Destination airport:Prosser, WA (PVT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during an agricultural application flight, about 800 ft into the takeoff roll on a gravel airstrip, he veered the airplane to the right to avoid hay bales that were stacked on the left side of the runway. He added that, as the airplane veered right, the right-wing spray boom encountered tall wheat, and the airplane exited the right side of the runway. Subsequently, the airplane came to rest nose down.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís abrupt maneuver to avoid hay bales during the takeoff roll, which resulted in a loss of directional control.



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

Revision history:

22-Sep-2017 17:55 ASN Update Bot Added

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