NTSB Identification: MKC83LA018
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 10, 1982 in ANTHONY, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/10/1983
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-301A, registration: N23539
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.

WHILE RETURNING FROM A SPRAYING OPERATION THE AIRCRAFT RAN OUT OF FUEL AND THE PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING. IN A FIELD. THE PILOT STATED THAT AFTER ROLLING FOR ABOUT 300 FEET DURING THE LANDING, HE OBSERVED A TERRACE AHEAD AND APPLIED HEAVY BRAKING. THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE AIRCRAFT WAS OUT OF FUEL.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD

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