NTSB Identification: MIA89LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40348.
Accident occurred Friday, May 26, 1989 in ARCOLA, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/18/1990
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-301, registration: N73089
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 RETURNING TO A FIELD FOR AERIAL APPLICATION, THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT DUMPED THE CHEMICAL LOAD & LANDED IN A MUDDY FIELD. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT NOSED OVER & WAS DAMAGED. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED A CIRCUMFERENTIAL CRACK ON THE #2 CYLINDER.

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

THE CIRCUMFERENTIAL ON THE NUMBER 2 CYLINDER WHICH RESULTED IN A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER.

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