NTSB Identification: LAX82DA265
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 18, 1982 in SAN JOAQUIN, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/18/1983
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-301, registration: N4326S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE STARTED RUNNING ROUGH ON A FERRY FLIGHT AND THE PILOT DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A COTTON FIELD. DURING THE LANDING THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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