NTSB Identification: WPR12LA433
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, September 21, 2012 in Firebaugh, CA
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502, registration: N4556S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On September 21, 2012, about 1700 Pacific daylight time, an Air Tractor, Inc., AT-502, N4556S, sustained substantial damage when it struck transmission wires and impacted terrain during takeoff initial climb near Firebaugh, California. The airline transport pilot was not injured. Thiel Air Care, Inc., was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the aerial application flight, which was originating at the time of the accident. A flight plan had not been filed.

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