NTSB Identification: CHI95LA106.
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Accident occurred Monday, March 20, 1995 in MEADE, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/1995
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-301, registration: N5237S
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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WHILE MANEUVERING DURING AERIAL APPLICATION, THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED A UTILITY POLE WITH THE RIGHT WING AND DESCENDED INTO THE TERRAIN. SUBSEQUENT EXAMINATION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY PRE- IMPACT ANOMALIES WITH THE AIRPLANE OR ANY PHYSICAL CONDITION OF THE PILOT WHICH WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

the pilot's not obtaining/maintaining clearance with the utility pole. A factor was the utility pole.

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