NTSB Identification: FTW88DRG05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36713.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 17, 1988 in CIRCLEVILLE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR 301, registration: N3164Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE AIRPLANE WAS BEING FERRIED TO A NEW LOCATION, AND AN EN ROUTE REFUELING STOP WAS PLANNED. A LOW CEILING AND LOW VISIBILITY SET IN AND THE PILOT TRIED TO EXTEND THE FLIGHT TO A DIFFERENT TOWN. THE FUEL WAS EXHAUSTED 6 MILES SHORT OF A TOWN. THE AIRPLANE WAS LANDED IN A WET, PLOWED, FIELD. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, IT FLIPPED OVER TO THE INVERTED POSITION.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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