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 towers base, was severed approximately 50 feet from where the wire was attached to the tower. A 300-foot section of the wire was located with the airplanes main wreckage approximately 1575 feet west of the tower. At 1035, a nearby weather observation included an overcast ceiling at 600 feet and four miles of visibility with haze.


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