Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary WPR21LA310

Fort Sumner, NM, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot reported that, while maneuvering over a field for the aerial application flight, the airplane’s wing struck a windmill that he did not see. The airplane subsequently collided with terrain and a postimpact fire ensued, which destroyed the airplane. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate clearance from a windmill while maneuvering during an aerial application flight.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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