August 12, Boulder City, Nev. / Piper Archer


At 00:03 Pacific time, a Piper PA-28-180 struck power lines and poles one mile east of runway 27 at Boulder City Municipal Airport, killing the pilot and passenger. A witness in a helicopter saw the accident aircraft approach the airport and enter a wide arcing left-hand approach to runway 27. The helicopter landed and the witness saw the accident aircraft very low on final approach. The aircraft struck power lines 66 feet above ground level that were marked by red obstruction lights.


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