LAX94LA294
LAX94LA294

On July 22, 1994, at 0100 hours mountain standard time, a Schweizer G-164B, N3626D, nosed over during the landing roll on a privately owned airstrip near Ligurta, Arizona. The pilot was completing a visual flight rules local aerial application reconnaissance flight. The airplane, owned and operated by Pierce Aviation, Buckeye, Arizona, sustained substantial damage. The certificated commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight originated at Rolle Airport, Rolle, Arizona, at 0030 hours.

The pilot reported in the aircraft accident report that after departing Rolle Airport he conducted an aerial reconnaissance flight over the field he was going to spray. He then overflew the privately owned dirt airstrip to check for obstacles and landed. During the landing roll-out, the left main wheel entered a badger hole and the airplane nosed over.

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