NTSB Identification: ATL01LA099.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, August 28, 2001 in Batesville, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/03/2002
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT-401, registration: N91922
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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The Air Tractor collided with trees and the ground during an attempted forced landing after a loss of engine power. According to the pilot, the engine power lost power during climb out from a swath run. As the pilot established a glide toward a hay field for an emergency landing, he attempted to restore engine power. The airplane struck trees, then the ground and caught fire. The post-crash fire prevented a functional examination of the airplane and engine assembly.

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

The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons. A factor was the lack of suitable terrain for an emergency landing.

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