NTSB Identification: DEN83LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21191.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 09, 1983 in CONRAD, MT
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT-301, registration: N23069
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 ACFT LANDED HARD AND COLLAPSED THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER FUEL EXHAUSTION. DURING A LANDING TO RELOAD THE PILOT HAD HANDLED THE HERBICIDE ON-LOADING AND A GROUND CREWMAN WAS LOADING THE ACFT FUEL. THE SUPPLY OF 80/87 OCTANE FUEL WAS EXHAUSTED BUT THERE WAS 100 OCTANE AVAILABLE. THE PILOT WAS TOLD ABOUT THE FUEL SUPPLY BUT HE MADE NO REPLY AS HE WAS BUSY LOADING HERBICIDE. THE REFUELING WAS NOT COMPLETED. ABOUT AN HOUR AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENGINE CEASED OPERATION DURING A PULL-UP MANEUVER. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE PILOTS FATHER DRAINED ABOUT 1 CUP OF FUEL FROMEACH FUEL TANK. THE PILOT STATED HE SHOULD HAVE TOPPED OFF WITH FUEL.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD

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