On October 1, 2001, approximately 1500 central daylight time, an Air Tractor 402 agricultural airplane, N402RW, was substantially damaged during a runway overrun following a partial loss of engine power during takeoff from a private grass airstrip near Angie, Louisiana. The turbine powered airplane was registered to and operated by Payne Flying Service of Pelahatchie, Mississippi. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot reported that during the 18th flight of the day from the airstrip, the engine lost partial power during the takeoff roll. The pilot aborted the takeoff; however, due to the insufficient runway available, the airplane overran the departure end of the airstrip and collided with trees at the end of the airstrip.

The reason for the loss of engine power was not determined.

Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsis
Return to Query Page