NTSB Identification: ERA09LA346
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, June 14, 2009 in Magee, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/01/2010
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-602, registration: N5202U
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 pilot was departing on an agricultural flight. As the airplane climbed to approximately 25 feet above the runway, it experienced a total loss of engine power, and the left wing dropped. The airplane subsequently impacted the ground, which caused the empennage and the main landing gear to separate. The pilot exited the airplane before a postcrash fire consumed the cockpit and a portion of the right wing. Postaccident disassembly and inspection of the engine assembly and testing of accessory components did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal engine operation. The airplane's most recent annual inspection was performed almost 1 year prior to the accident. The engine had accumulated about 7,000 hours since new, and 300 hours since the annual inspection.

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

A total loss of engine power after takeoff for undetermined reasons.

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