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N4516K accident description

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Crash location 47.931945°N, 97.021389°W
Nearest city East Grand Forks, MN
47.929979°N, 97.024521°W
0.2 miles away
Tail number N4516K
Accident date 22 Aug 2009
Aircraft type Air Tractor Inc AT-502
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he was maneuvering at low altitude on an agricultural application flight when the right wing contacted the crops during a turn. He was unable to recover and subsequently impacted the terrain. He noted that he had lost track of the airplane's altitude as he was referencing some charts in an attempt to locate the correct field to be sprayed. He added that there were no failures or malfunctions with the airplane prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance with the crops while maneuvering at low altitude.

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