NTSB Identification: MKC90LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40714.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 05, 1990 in HORNERSVILLE, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/05/1993
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-401, registration: N1015A
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 PILOT SAID THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION, THE ENGINE FAILED. AN EMERGENCY LANDING WAS MADE IN A SOFT, MUDDY FARM FIELD, RESULTING IN A NOSE OVER AND SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. A POST-ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE #9 CYLINDER ON THE POWERPLANT HAD FAILED.

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

FAILURE OF AN ENGINE CYLINDER.

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