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N738QF accident description

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Crash location 44.805000°N, 72.205000°W
Nearest city Orleans, VT
44.816715°N, 72.232881°W
1.6 miles away
Tail number N738QF
Accident date 10 Mar 2012
Aircraft type Cessna 172N
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated that he was conducting a scenic flight when he descended to approximately 100 feet above ground level to observe the landscape below. The airplane struck a power line, resulting in substantial damage to the windscreen, vertical stabilizer, and left wing strut. The pilot landed the airplane uneventfully at a nearby airport. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from a power line while conducting low-altitude flight.

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