NTSB Identification: FTW94LA278.
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Accident occurred Monday, August 22, 1994 in LAZBUDDIE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/27/1995
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-301, registration: N4360S
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.
THE FLIGHT HAD DEPARTED THE AIRSTRIP EARLIER THAT DAY WITH THE SAME LOAD. ON THIS FLIGHT THE TEMPERATURE WAS UP TO 93 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT WITH A CALCULATED DENSITY ALTITUDE OF 6,500 FEET. THE PILOT REPORTED THE WIND WAS GUSTY AND ALMOST A DIRECT CROSSWIND. ON TAKEOFF, THE AIRPLANE CLIMBED APPROXIMATELY 6 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, THEN SETTLED BACK ONTO THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT THEN ABORTED THE TAKEOFF BY SHUTTING THE ENGINE DOWN. THE AIRPLANE HIT A FENCE AND CAME TO REST INVERTED IN A FIELD ADJACENT TO THE RUNWAY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S PREMATURE LIFTOFF AND THE RESULTANT STALL DURING TAKEOFF. A FACTOR WAS THE DENSITY ALTITUDE. Full narrative available
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