NTSB Identification: ATL86LA267.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32100.
Accident occurred Monday, September 29, 1986 in TOWN CREEK, AL
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-301, registration: N44245
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE HAD DEVELOPED A 'MISS' AND A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS MADE NEAR THE COTTON FIELDS INTENDED TO BE SPRAYED. TROUBLE-SHOOTING AND FULL POWER RUN-UPS DID NOT REVEAL ANY PROBLEMS, THEREFORE, THE PILOT ELECTED TO TAKEOFF AND CONTINUE THE AERIAL APPLICATION. DURING INITIAL CLIMB AT 30 FT AGL THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND A HARD FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN THE COTTON FIELD. THERE WAS NO DETERMINATION AS TO THE REASON FOR THE LOSS OF POWER.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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