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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133668
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:21-AUG-1998
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-401
Owner/operator:Cane Lake Aero Inc
Registration: N1013Z
MSN: 401-0718
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ruleville, MS -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On August 21, 1998, about 1330 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-401, N1013Z, registered to Cane Lake Aero Inc., operating as a 14 CFR Part 137 aerial application flight, experienced a reported engine fire on takeoff. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was destroyed by fire. The commercial pilot reported no injuries. The flight was originating from Cane Lake Aero, a private airstrip, Ruleville, Mississippi, at the time of the accident.

The pilot stated he was on takeoff to the north. The engine started backfiring, he smelled fuel, and observed a low fuel pressure light. He aborted the takeoff and started an emergency shutdown. He realized the airplane was on fire and exited the airplane after it came to a complete stop.

Examination of the aircraft wreckage failed to reveal the source of the fire.
PROBABLE CAUSE:A fire of undetermined origin.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001211X10924
F.A.A.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
23-Mar-2021 10:44 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]

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