NTSB Identification: FTW86FQG09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31676.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 19, 1986 in HEREFORD, TX
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-400A, registration: N23592
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPTD THAT AS HE WAS RETURNING TO THE ARPT, THE ENG LOST POWER FROM A 'LOW FUEL AND/OR ROUGH AIR' CONDITION. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED WHEN IT WAS LANDED ON UNEVEN TERRAIN NEAR A CREEK. LESS THAN 1 GAL OF FUEL WAS REMAINING IN THE ACFT. THE FUEL CAPACITY OF THE ACFT WAS 126 GAL OF WHICH 6 GAL WAS CONSIDERED AS UNUSABLE.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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