Final report released in Napoleon airplane crash

NAPOLEON, N.D. - Pilot error is the cause of a plane crash near Napoleon in September. That’s according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s final report on the accident.

The report says the pilot said the plane’s right wing hit a power line pole during an agricultural application flight. The NTSB says the probable cause is because of the pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a power line pole during that flight.

The accident happened on September 21. The report says the pilot had serious injuries from the crash. The plane, an Air Tractor AT802, had significant damage, according to the NTSB.