NTSB Identification: DEN08LA077.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in Angleton, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/28/2008
Aircraft: Gulfstream-Schweizer G-164B, registration: N8237K
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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The pilot was spraying a herbicide on a rice field. He pulled up to make a turn and reverse direction to making another pass when the airplane struck two wires at the top of unmarked transmission lines. The airplane crossed a highway and impacted into an adjacent field, destroying the airplane.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's inadequate visual lookout and his failure to maintain clearance from the tranmission lines. A factor in this accident was the unmarked transmission wires. Full narrative available
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