NTSB Identification: CEN10CA391
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Lake Village, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2010
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT602, registration: N42590
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.

According to a statement from the pilot, he was conducting an aerial application pass when the airplane struck power lines along his route of flight. The pilot performed a forced landing to an open field shortly thereafter. According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector who traveled to the accident site the fuselage was buckled between the cabin and the empennage, the upper portion of the rudder had separated from the vertical stabilizer, and the outboard portion of the right wing was crushed, torn, and bent aft. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane prior to the accident.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the wires during the aerial application pass.

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