NTSB Identification: DEN85LA161.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27694.
Accident occurred Monday, June 17, 1985 in CLOVIS, NM
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT-301, registration: N2312U
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.

AS THE PLT WAS PULLING UP OVER A POWER LINE AT THE END OF A SPRAY RUN, THE ENG LOST POWER & SMOKE BEGAN COMING FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENG. THE PLT TURNED TO LAND IN A FIELD, BUT WAS UNABLE TO ALIGN THE ACFT WITH FORROWS. DURING A FORCED LANDING, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE #4 CYLINDER EXHAUST ROCKER ARM SHAFT WAS MISSING.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,OTHER..DISCONNECTED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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