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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240419
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:Whirlwind Aviation Inc
Registration: N802WW
MSN: 802A-0434
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fisher, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Fisher, AR (48AR)
Destination airport:Fisher, AR
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, after filling the hopper with fertilizer and during the takeoff roll to the north, the airplane "encountered a gust of wind from the southwest." The airplane veered left, exited the airstrip, and impacted a ditch. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right 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 pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff in gusting wind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with a ditch.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

23-Aug-2020 16:44 ASN Update Bot Added

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