NTSB Identification: CEN09CA151
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, February 01, 2009 in Ferriday, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/2009
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER AIRCRAFT CORP G-164B, registration: N3628T
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

While on short final, the bi-wing airplane impacted a flock of birds. Bird residue penetrated the windscreen and impacted the pilot in the face. Temporarily blinded, the pilot attempted a go-around maneuver, but the airplane impacted the runway, nosed over, and came to rest in an inverted position. The airplane's fuselage sustained structural damage during the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's loss of control following an impact with birds.

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