NTSB Identification: FTW04LA157.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 05, 2004 in La Feria, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/28/2004
Aircraft: Snow S2C, registration: N9492R
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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Upon completion of an aerial application pass on a cotton field, the 10,000-hour pilot initiated a turn to reverse direction to the cotton field for another run. Subsequently, the spray boom on the bottom of the right wing impacted a pipe stand that was hidden by vegetation and tall grass.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the obstacle while maneuvering to perform an aerial application. A contributing factor was the high vegetation.

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