NTSB Identification: MKC85LA184.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28369.
Accident occurred Monday, August 12, 1985 in OAKLEY, KS
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT301, registration: N8541S
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

N8541S COLLIDED WITH A FENCE AND CRASHED WHILE ATTEMPTING A FORCED LANDING. THE PLT REPORTS THAT IT TOOK LONGER THAN EXPECTED TO DISPENSE HIS CHEMICAL LOAD AND HE WAS CRITICALLY LOW ON FUEL WHEN HE DEPARTED THE WORKING AREA FOR THE ARPT. HE GOT TO WITHIN 2 1/2 MI OF THE ARPT WHEN THE ENG QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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:

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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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