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N7997 accident description

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Crash location 39.062778°N, 95.584444°W
Nearest city Topeka, KS
39.048334°N, 95.678037°W
5.1 miles away
Tail number N7997
Accident date 21 Jul 2016
Aircraft type Grumman Acft Eng COR-SCHWEIZER G 164A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On his ninth spray pass, the pilot stated that he did not maintain adequate clearance above a wire near the edge of the field. He attempted an evasive climb after noticing the wire, but was unsuccessful, and the airplane contacted the wire. Following the wire strike, the pilot was able to recover the airplane and landed without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from a wire during an agricultural flight.

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