NTSB Identification: CHI86FEX07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31165.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 29, 1986 in BRUCEVILLE, IN
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT301, registration: N3660Y
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING A PULL-UP AT THE END OF A SWATH RUN. DURING THE COLLISION THE RT WING TIP SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT AND THE ACFT ROLLED HITTING THE GROUND WITH THE RT WING FIRST WHICH STARTED A CARTWHEEL. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ACFT WAS 216 LBS OVER GROSS WEIGHT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT SAID HE INCORRECTLY JUDGED THE ROLLING TERRAIN WHICH HE FOUND HE COULD NOT OUTCLIMB.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLIMB..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)



Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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