NTSB Identification: MKC90LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41682.
Accident occurred Friday, June 15, 1990 in ULYSSES, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/15/1992
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-301, registration: N3650Z
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.
WHILE PERFORMING AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION, THE COMMERCIAL PLT SAID THAT THE ENGINE LOST PARTIAL POWER, FOLLOWED SHORTLY BY A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. AN EMERGENCY LDG WAS ATTEMPTED ON A COUNTY, GRAVEL ROAD; HOWEVER, THE ACFT STALLED AND STRUCK THE ROAD'S SHOULDER, SHORT OF THE ROAD. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED A CRACKED #1 CYLINDER CAUSED THE ENGINE FAILURE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE OF THE POWERPLANT CYLINDER AND STALL/MUSH ENCOUNTERED BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND.
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