NTSB Identification: FTW92LA120.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46507.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 23, 1992 in MADIL, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/23/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N7603Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 AIRPLANE IMPACTED THREE POWER LINES WHILE SPRAYING INTO THE SETTING SUN. ONE OF THE WIRES REMAINED ENTANGLED TO THE RIGHT WING STRUT AND THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND IN HIGH VEGETATION TO AVOID AN INFLIGHT LOST OF CONTROL. DURING LANDING THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH SEVERAL SMALL TREES.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE CLEARANCE WITH THE WIRES. A FACTOR WAS THE EXISTING SUNGLARE.

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