NTSB Identification: CEN13LA341
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, June 10, 2013 in Farnsworth, TX
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-301, registration: N4421S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On June 10, 2013, about 1400 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-301 airplane, N4421S, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Farnsworth, TX. The pilot was not injured. The airplane sustained damage to the right wing and fuselage. The aircraft was registered to an individual and operated by Terhune Flying Service under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from a private airstrip near the accident site.
The pilot reported that he had flown 2 flights on the morning of the accident, and had to halt flight operations due to adverse weather. When the weather conditions improved he again began flight operations. The accident flight was the first flight after resuming flight operations. He reported that while staring his first spray pass, the engine lost partial power and a descent rate began. He attempted to dump his load of chemical to lighten the airplane but it contacted the field, coming to rest on the right wing. The right landing gear had folded under the airplane.
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