NTSB Identification: ATL84FLT07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24915.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 29, 1984 in SOUTH FULTON, TN
Aircraft: WEATHERLY 201C, registration: N1296W
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.

FIVE MILES AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT ENGINE BEGAN SPUTTERING AND LOSING POWER. THE PLT DUMPED HIS LOAD AND STILL COULD NOT MAINTAIN FLIGHT. THE ACFT COULD NOT BE STOPPED BEFORE COLLIDING WITH FENCE AND TREES DURING A DOWNWIND LANDING ON WET PASTURE GRASS. INVESTIGATION REVEALED WATER IN THE FUEL.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT SERVICE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER


Contributing Factors

LOAD JETTISON..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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