MIA98LA175
MIA98LA175

On June 2, 1998, at about 1450 eastern daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-502, N7318K, registered to LTI Aviation Services Inc., operated by Air Crop Care Inc., as a 14 CFR Part 137 aerial application flight, slid into a ditch while taxiing for takeoff in the vicinity of Clewiston , Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The commercial pilot reported no injuries. The flight was originating from a road at the time of the accident .

Witnesses and the pilot stated, he taxied too close to the edge of a culvert that was crossing the road. The edge of the dirt next to the culvert collapsed and the airplane slid into the ditch.

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