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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131782
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-401
Registration: N91842
MSN: 907
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Superior, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:12K
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot said he was spraying a milo field, 3 miles southeast of Superior, Nebraska. While in a turn to south, 'the engine started to sputter and miss. Smoke started coming out of the left hand side of the engine ... a substantial power loss followed.' The pilot turned the airplane to the north and attempted to put down in an alfalfa field. During the landing attempt, the airplane struck some hay bales and a tree. An examination of the airplane's engine revealed a cracked exhaust valve on the number 7 cylinder. No other anomalies were found.
Probable Cause: the cracked number 7 cylinder exhaust valve. A factor relating to this accident was the tree.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 19:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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