NTSB Identification: FTW85LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27000.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 16, 1984 in SEMINOLE, TX
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT-301, registration: N3164Y
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 PLT REPORTED THAT WHILE ON A LOCAL FLT THE ENGINE 'BLEW UP' & HE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING. HE STATED THAT THE WINDSHIELD WAS COVERED WITH OIL & HE COULD NOT SEE TO FLARE THE ACFT & LANDED HARD. INSPECTION REVEALED A FAILURE OF THE #4 ROD AT THE MASTER ROD END, P/N 10992.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,MASTER ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL
VISUAL LOOKOUT..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND
FLARE..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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