MIA01LA036
MIA01LA036

On December 6, 2000, at about 0630 eastern standard time, an Air Tractor AT-602, N9046D, registered to AG Pilots Inc., operated by Thrash Aviation as a 14 CFR Part 137 aerial application flight crashed on takeoff from a private strip in the vicinity of Clarksville, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported no injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot stated the aircraft was slightly over weight and attempted a takeoff from a 1,500-foot strip. During the takeoff roll the airplane hit some soft dirt/sand and slowed down. He aborted the takeoff, went off the end of the runway and collided with trees.

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