NTSB Identification: FTW85LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26799.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 08, 1984 in MISSION, TX
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT-301, registration: N8523S
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.

AFTER A LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE THE ACFT WAS LANDED DOWNWIND. DURING THE PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ACROSS PLOWED FURROWS, THE RT WING CAUGHT IN THE SUGAR CANE CROP AND THE ACFT TURNED TO THE RT, COLLAPSING THE LEFT LANDING GEAR AND DAMAGING THE LEFT WING. THE PLTS ATTENTION WAS CAUGHT BY THE SMELL OF HOT OIL DURING THE FLT. THE PLT LATER TOLD FAA INSPECTORS THAT AN OIL RETURN LINE HAD RUPTURED AND HE LANDED TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE. EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE RUBBER OIL LINE (HOSE) HAD BEEN SUBJECTED TO HIGH TEMPERATURES; RUDDER INSIDE THE WOVEN STEEL CASING WAS BRITTLE. THE LAST 100 HR INSPECTION WAS PERFORMED 3 FLT HOURS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL HOSE..OVERTEMPERATURE

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL HOSE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..MISREAD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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