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N42015 accident description

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Crash location 34.905556°N, 90.301667°W
Nearest city Horseshoe Lake, AR
34.913430°N, 90.307320°W
0.6 miles away
Tail number N42015
Accident date 17 Apr 2011
Aircraft type Air Tractor Inc AT-802A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

While spraying a field, the agricultural pilot reversed course for another pass. During the pass, the pilot misjudged his altitude and impacted a tower with the airplane's propeller and inboard section of the right wing. As the tower fell, it separated the airplane's right horizontal stabilizer and right elevator. Unable to maintain altitude, the pilot performed a forced landing to a cornfield. The airplane came to rest in an upright position in an irrigation canal. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the tower due to his inadequate visual lookout.

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