An experienced, commercially-rated pilot made what could certainly be considered a rookie mistake during his approach to runway 18 at the Jesse Viertel Memorial airport in Booneville, Missouri. The pilot, flying a Bellanca Viking in April 2017, flew the final approach at an extremely low altitude, much lower than normal, on a day without a cloud in the sky. So low was the aircraft, that it snagged power lines half a mile north of the airport. The aircraft quickly impacted the ground and caught fire, killing both people aboard. The NTSB later remarked that the pilot was familiar enough with the airport that he should have known the power lines were in the way.