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N598LA accident description

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Crash location 34.171667°N, 103.158889°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Portales, NM
34.186192°N, 103.334398°W
10.1 miles away
Tail number N598LA
Accident date 17 Oct 2012
Aircraft type Air Tractor Inc AT-502B
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The commercial pilot was maneuvering the airplane above a crop field during an aerial application flight. Upon entering the field, the pilot misjudged the distance and struck a power line. He subsequently lost control of the airplane, impacted terrain, and came to rest inverted. The pilot reported no mechanical problems with the airplane or engine. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from power lines during an aerial application flight.

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