NTSB Identification: MIA92LA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47474.
Accident occurred Friday, August 07, 1992 in REDWOOD, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/1993
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-301, registration: N3165A
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 AGRICULTURAL PILOT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE WOULD NOT DEVELOP POWER AND BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH. HE ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING TO A SOFT FIELD AND THE LANDING GEAR AND TAIL EMPENAGE WERE DAMAGED. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THE NO. 3 CYLINDER EXHAUST HOUSING HAD FAILED IN FATIGUE THROUGH THE PRESS FIT BUSHING IN THE LUG BORE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IMPROPER MAINTENANCE OF THE AIRPLANE BY AN UNKNOWN PERSON.

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