NTSB Identification: FTW94LA126.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 16, 1994 in MUSKOGEE, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/07/1994
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-260, registration: N4647Y
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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DURING AN AGRICULTURE SPRAY RUN THE CHEMICAL PARTIALLY COVERED THE WINDSCREEN AND COMBINED WITH SUN GLARE, OBSCURED THE PILOT'S VISION. THE AIRCRAFT FLEW INTO A POWER LINE AND HOOKED THE TAIL WHEEL ON IT. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND NOSE GEAR FIRST.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CLEARANCE WITH THE POWER LINE. FACTORS WERE A CHEMICAL SPRAY CONTAMINATED WINDSCREEN, THE RESULTANT LIMITATION TO VISIBILITY, AND SUN GLARE.

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