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Wire Strikes
2010-03-18

Wire Strikes
  • 1 accident in 20 is a wire strike
  • A wire strike will occur below 200' AGL in VFR
  • 92% occur below 200' AGL
  • 90% occur below 100' AGL
  • 85% within 100' of surface
  • -46% of wire strikes are fatal
  • 77% due to pilot error
  • General Aviation had 60% of strikes
  • 5% were around airports
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