NTSB Identification: FTW96LA022.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 20, 1995 in TAHOKA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA T188C, registration: N2030J
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during a pull-up at the end of an east-west swath run, the airplane struck power lines that were close to the edge of the field, and oriented north-south. He further reported that after striking the power lines, the airplane lost aileron control. During the ensuing forced landing to an unimproved field, the airplane was structurally damaged. Scratch marks, corresponding to transmission wire, were found on the left wing and the left main landing gear.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain clearance from wires. Factors were the loss of aileron control and the lack of suitable terrain for a forced landing.

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