NTSB Identification: MKC86LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32230.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 02, 1986 in LAKE CITY, AR
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT301, registration: N78MH
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 ACFT DPTD THE RWY NORMALLY TO FERTILIZE A NEARBY FLD. THE PIC STATED THAT THE ACFT LOST PWR SHORTLY INTO THE CLIMB AND HE HAD TO MAKE A FORCED LNDG OFF AIRPORT. THE PIC WAS UNABLE TO DUMP THE LOAD OF FERTILIZER ABOARD BEFORE IMPACT IN A RICE FIELD. THE ACFT PROCEEDED TO ROLL UPON IMPACT IN THE FIELD. THE ACFT ENG WAS USING AUTOMOTIVE FUEL. THE PIC STATED THAT HE HAD NO PREVIOUS PBLM WITH USE OF THE AUTO GAS IN THIS ACFT. A TRDWN INSP OF THE ACFT ENG DID NOT REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE MODE. IT COULD NOT BE ASCERTAINED IF THE FUEL WAS CONTAMINATED BEFORE IMPACT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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