Aircraft Accidents and Incidents - Town Creek, Alabama 35672 Monday, September 29, 1986 16:00 CDT

Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Town Creek, Alabama 35672
Monday, September 29, 1986 16:00 CDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE HAD DEVELOPED A 'MISS' AND A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS MADE NEAR THE COTTON FIELDS INTENDED TO BE SPRAYED. TROUBLE-SHOOTING AND FULL POWER RUN-UPS DID NOT REVEAL ANY PROBLEMS, THEREFORE, THE PILOT ELECTED TO TAKEOFF AND CONTINUE THE AERIAL APPLICATION. DURING INITIAL CLIMB AT 30 FT AGL THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND A HARD FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN THE COTTON FIELD. THERE WAS NO DETERMINATION AS TO THE REASON FOR THE LOSS OF POWER.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date9/29/1986 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1600 
Event Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time 
Event CityTOWN CREEK  
Event StateALABAMA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site35672  
Event Date Year1986 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height5000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)32 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)19 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)170 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)10 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)2000 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)1664 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateOct 6 1986 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time950 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information32100 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:14AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN44245 
NTSB NumberATL86LA267  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 137: Agricultural 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameAIR TRACTOR  
Aircraft ModelAT-301  
Aircraft Series IdentifierAT-301  
Aircraft Serial Number361-0084  
Certified Max Gross Weight5000 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last InspectionJan 22 1986 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours3398 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameBROOKS AGRICULTURAL SERVICE  
Aircraft Owner Street Address2009 ALPINE DR.  
Aircraft Owner CityFLORENCE  
Aircraft Owner StateAL 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationAgriculture 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or notUnknown 
Indicates Domestic or International FlightUnknown 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/MailUnknown 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Aerial Application 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure CityTOWN CREEK  
Departure StateAL 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1530 
Departure Time ZoneCDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length
Runway Width
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--