NTSB Identification: MKC89LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38504.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 15, 1989 in ROSEAU, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/1991
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-301, registration: N23702
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 PLT SAID THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND REACHING AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 500 FT AGL, THE ENGINE QUIT. HE SAID HE WAS ABLE TO GET SEVERAL SHORT BURSTS OF POWER BY OPERATING THE HAND FUEL PUMP, BUT WAS UNABLE TO SUSTAIN ENGINE POWER. AN EMERGENCY LDG WAS ATTEMPTED IN A SWAMP AREA WHICH RESULTED IN THE ACFT NOSING OVER. THE PLT FELT THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY OF ICE IN THE FUEL LINES DUE TO THE EXISTING SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURE. THE PLANE WAS BEING FLOWN TO ANOTHER APT FOR AN ANNUAL INSPECTION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FUEL STARVATION DUE TO FUEL ICE.
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