MIA00LA245
MIA00LA245

On August 23, 2000, about 1145 eastern daylight time, a Schweizer G-164A, N8919H, registered to and operated by a private owner, as a Title 14 CFR Part 137 aerial application flight, crashed while maneuvering during aerial application in Berlin, Georgia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The airplane incurred substantial damage, and the commercial-rated pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight originated in Norman Park, Georgia, the same day, about 1045.

The pilot stated that he was making normal spray runs, and while turning he stalled the wings, and the aircraft became inverted. He said he never regained control and the aircraft crashed in the cotton field he was spraying. The pilot further stated that he did not experience any mechanical malfunction or failure to the aircraft, or its systems prior to the accident. According to the pilot, the wings were bent, and the empennage torn off, as a result of the accident.

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