NTSB Identification: FTW04LA150.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 04, 2004 in Cotton Plant, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/28/2004
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT-301, registration: N3166U
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 300-hour pilot reported that after performing an aerial application of fertilizer on a field for about 4 hours, the "engine started to sputter." The pilot initiated a forced landing to an adjacent field. During the landing roll, the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. Examination of the airplane revealed both fuel tanks remained intact and contained less then one gallon of fuel.

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

The loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.

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