Aug. 17, Snyder, Texas / Air Tractor AT-402


At 08:45 CDT, an Air Tractor ag plane lost power near Snyder and was damaged in a forced landing. The pilot was not injured. An inspector determined that the top right bolt securing the fuel control assembly to the engine case was missing, and the remaining 3 bolts securing the fuel control were found loose. The missing bolt, with a piece of safety wire still attached to it, was found laying at the bottom of the engine cowling. Evidence of a severe fuel leak was found at the base of the fuel control assembly.


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