Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2009 Issue

September 5, 2009, Tulsa, Okla., Piper PA-32R-30

The airplane struck a radio tower guy wire and the ground at 1042 Central time. Instrument conditions prevailed. The five persons on board were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. The flight originated at approximately 1035. A seven-strand steel guy-wire, supporting the 600-foot tower on its west side and located approximately 150 feet up from the tower’s base, was severed approximately 50 feet from where the wire was attached to the tower.

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