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Tail numberN802LL
Accident dateAugust 15, 2009
Aircraft typeAir Tractor Inc AT-802A
LocationCorning, IA
Near 40.983333 N, -94.566667 W
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On August 15, 2009, at 1116 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-802A, N802LL, piloted by a commercial pilot, was destroyed during an in-flight collision with terrain near Corning, Iowa. The cross-country flight was being conducted under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 without a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the vicinity of the accident site. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The flight reportedly departed Rantoul National Aviation Center Airport (TIP), Rantoul, Illinois, about 0905. The intended destination was O’Neill Municipal Airport (ONL), O’Neill, Nebraska.

The flight’s ultimate destination was Napoleon, North Dakota, with an intermediate stop at ONL to refuel. The airplane was reported overdue by the operator about 1830 after the airplane and pilot could not be located. Local authorities were notified of a possible downed aircraft at 0001 on August 16, 2009. Sheriff’s Department and State Patrol efforts to find the airplane during the night were unsuccessful. The airplane was subsequently located at 0722 that morning after a daylight aerial search.

The airplane impacted an open field about 8 miles east of Corning. The debris path was oriented on an easterly course, and was approximately 500 feet long. The airplane was fragmented during the impact sequence.

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