NTSB Identification: FTW95LA379.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 04, 1995 in LOOP, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/1995
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R, registration: N4998X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT WAS MONITORING THE ON BOARD SAT-LOC (GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM) WHILE FLYING WESTBOUND TOWARDS THE SETTING SUN. THE PILOT BANKED TO THE RIGHT TO AVOID A SMALL SIGN IN THE FIELD HE WAS SPRAYING WHEN THE LEFT WING IMPACTED A 115,000 VOLT POWER LINE. CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRPLANE CAME TO REST IN A COTTON FIELD.

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. A FACTOR WAS THE SUN GLARE LIGHT CONDITIONS.

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