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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166862
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT8T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT802
Owner/operator:4R Aviation, LLC
Registration: N802PR
MSN: 802A-0533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Oneida, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Oneida, AR
Destination airport:Oneida, AR
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, before the accident flight, the left fuel gauge indicated between empty and 1/4 full and that the right fuel gauge indicated a “little over” a 1/4 full. After taking off and conducting a few aerial application passes, the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. Due to the low altitude at the time of the power loss, the pilot chose to perform a forced landing on a field. During the landing roll, the airplane entered a muddy area and then nosed over. During postaccident recovery of the airplane, about 1 1/2 gallons of fuel was drained from the airplane. No evidence of fuel spillage was found at the accident site.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s inadequate fuel management, which resulted in a total loss of engine power at low altitude due to fuel exhaustion and a forced landing in a muddy field and subsequent nose-over.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

11-Jun-2014 11:49 Jthav8r Added
11-Jun-2014 11:50 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 15:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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