NTSB Identification: CEN10LA503
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, August 26, 2010 in Castroville, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/11/2011
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-401, registration: N4530L
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.

According to the pilot, he was maneuvering the airplane to reverse direction when the engine experienced a loss of power. The pilot leveled the airplane and attempted to restart the engine without success. During the forced landing, the airplane impacted several trees and bushes and was substantially damaged. A postaccident engine examination revealed that the torque sensor bearing failed resulting in the shutdown of the fuel system.

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

A loss of engine power due to the failure of the torque sensor bearing.

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