NTSB Identification: DFW06WA148
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 30, 2006 in Molinicos, Spain
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT-802, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 30, 2006, at 1750 coordinated universal time, a single-engine Air Tractor AT-802 aerial application airplane, Spanish registration EC-GOS, was destroyed following an in flight encounter with inclement weather during cruise flight near Molinicos, Province of Albacete, in Spain. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was fatally injured. The airplane, serial number 802-0042, was owned and operated by the Instituto Balsar de la Naturaleza. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area at the time of the accident. The positioning-ferry flight originated from the Utrera base near Seville at 1630 UTC and was destined to the Iziba Island.

Local authorities reported that a post-impact fire destroyed the airplane.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Comision de Investigacion de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviacion Civil of Spain (CIAIAC). Any further information may be obtained from:

Ministerio de Fomento
Comision de Investigacion de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviacion Civil
C/ Fruela, 6, Primera Planta
28011 Madrid, Spain

This report is for informational purposes only and contains information released by, or obtained from the CIAIAC of Spain.

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