Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2003 Issue

April 08, Belle Glade, Fla. / Two Air Tractor 502s

At about 0745 eastern time, an Air Tractor 502B and an Air Tractor 502 collided on runway 09 at Belle Glade State Municipal Airport. The pilot of the 502B suffered minor injuries but the pilot of the 502 was killed. The 502B was started his takeoff roll but did not see the 502, which had landed and was taxiing off of the runway, until it was too late to avoid a collision. Neither airplane was equipped with a VHF radio for using the airport’s common traffic advisory frequency....

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