NTSB Identification: LAX86FUJ05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33862.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 12, 1986 in GILBERT, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1988
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT301, registration: N4410S
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.

DURING THE 'LAST PULL-UP' FROM AN AERIAL APPLICATION, FLT THE PILOT NOTICED A LOW FUEL PRESSURE LIGHT INDICATION. WHILE RETURNING TO THE AIRPORT THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT UTILIZED THE HAND OPERATED WOBBLE PUMP TO RESTART THE ENGINE. THE ENGINE RESTARTED THEN QUIT AGAIN A FEW SECONDS LATER. THE PILOT INITIATED A FORCED LANDING AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH GROUND OBSTRUCTIONS. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE AIRCRAFT TANKS DURING POST ACCIDENT EXAM.

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 CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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