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Fri, Apr 11, 2003

Florida Midair Claims One Ag Pilot's Life

(Although this was technically a runway accident, it is classed as a 'midair.')

One airplane was landing, and one was taking off. Both planes were Air Tractor AT-502s -- one was 540-powered, while the plane that was landing had P&W turbine power. Reports said one was headed west; the other, east. Both planes were consumed by fire; and only one pilot walked away.

Luis Luis, 64, of Miami, was killed. The other pilot, Larry Pegg, 50, of Royal Palm Beach, was not injured and refused medical treatment, according to police.

There is speculation that the early morning sun (the accident occured just after 7:30AM, and just after the change to Daylight Saving Time) may have contributed to this accident, between these two experienced pilots.

**   Report created 4/9/2003   Record 7   **
IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: 6037H        Make/Model: AT5T      Description: AT-502B/503
  Date: 04/08/2003     Time: 1130
  Event Type: Accident   Highest Injury: Fatal     Mid Air: Y    Missing: N
  Damage:
LOCATION
  City: BELLE GLADE   State: FL   Country: US
DESCRIPTION
  AT502, N7318K, ACFT ON LANDING ROLLOUT, AND AT502B, N6037H WAS DEPARTING COLLIDED ON THE RUNWAY, ONE PERSON SUFFERED FATAL INJURIES AND ONE SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE DESTROYED, BELLE GLADE, FL
INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   1
                 # Crew:  1     Fat:   1     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
                 # Pass:   0     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
WEATHER: METAR KPBI 081153Z 13010KT 10SM FEW024 SCT120 BKN250 25.21 A3009
OTHER DATA
  Activity: Aerial Application      Phase: Landing      Operation: General Aviation
  Departed: BELLE GLADE, FL             Dep Date: 04/08/2003   Dep. Time:
  Destination: BELLE GLADE, FL          Flt Plan: UNK          Wx Briefing: N
  Last Radio Cont: UNK
  Last Clearance: UNK
  FAA FSDO: FT LAUDERDALE, FL  (SO17)             Entry date: 04/09/2003

--
**   Report created 4/9/2003   Record 9   **
IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: 7318K        Make/Model: AT5T      Description: AT-502/503
  Date: 04/08/2003     Time: 1130
  Event Type: Accident   Highest Injury: Serious     Mid Air: Y    Missing: N
  Damage: Destroyed
LOCATION
  City: BELLE GLADE   State: FL   Country: US
DESCRIPTION
  AT502, N7318K, ACFT ON LANDING ROLLOUT, AND AT502B, N6037H WAS DEPARTING COLLIDED ON THE RUNWAY, ONE PERSON SUFFERED FATAL INJURIES AND ONE SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE DESTROYED, BELLE GLADE, FL
INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:  1     Fat:   0     Ser:   1     Min:   0     Unk:   
                 # Pass:   0     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:   
WEATHER: METAR KPBI 081153Z 13010KT 10SM FEW024 SCT120 BKN250 25.21 A3009
OTHER DATA
  Activity: Aerial Application      Phase: Landing      Operation: General Aviation
  Departed: BELLE GLADE, FL             Dep Date: 04/08/2003   Dep. Time: 1130
  Destination: BELLE GLADE, FL          Flt Plan: UNK          Wx Briefing: U
  Last Radio Cont: UN
  Last Clearance: UNK
  FAA FSDO: FT LAUDERDALE, FL  (SO17)             Entry date: 04/09/2003


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