NTSB Identification: MIA87LA244.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34831.
Accident occurred Friday, September 11, 1987 in BELLE GLADE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT301, registration: N23600
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 STATED THAT HE WAS SPRAYING WATER TO CLEAN OUT HIS HOPPER TANK. DURING APPROACH TO LAND THE ENG QUIT. UNABLE TO REACH THE AIRSTRIP THE PLT LANDED ON A ROAD. ON LANDING ROLLOUT ON THE ROAD HE STRUCK A HIDDEN 55 GALLON DRUM WITH THE RIGHT WING TIP, SPUN APPROXIMATELY 60 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT, FLIPPED OVER & CAME TO REST INVERTED IN A CANAL ALONGSIDE THE ROAD. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE AIRCRAFT LOST POWER DUE TO THE FAILURE OF THE INTERNAL SUPERCHARGER.

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

ENG ASSEMBLY,BLOWER/IMPELLER/INTEGRAL SUPERCHARGER..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)

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