NTSB Identification: SEA99FA104.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 06, 1999 in ARLINGTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/2001
Aircraft: Harry Tomlinson COOT A, registration: N700HT
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Shortly after departure, the aircraft collided with high-voltage transmission lines located approximately 750 feet north of the airport. The power lines are approximately 45 feet AGL. Witnesses stated that the aircraft departed the airport, but did not appear to be gaining sufficient altitude to clear the power lines. The aircraft came to rest in the backyard of a residence north of the airfield. There was no evidence found to indicate a mechanical malfunction or failure.

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

The pilot's failure to attain adequate clearance from power transmission lines.

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