NTSB Identification: CHI08CA176.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 06, 2008 in Clontarf, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/28/2008
Aircraft: Aero Commander S2R, registration: N5519X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane impacted power transmission lines while on an aerial application flight. The airplane impacted terrain immediately after the wire strike and was destroyed during a post accident ground fire. The pilot stated there were no mechanical malfunctions prior to impacting the transmission lines.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the power transmission lines. Contributing to the accident was the power transmission lines.

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