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NTSB Identification: GAA18CA410
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, July 01, 2018 in Pantego, NC
Aircraft: AYRES S2R, registration: N3098L
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.

According to the owner of the aerial application airplane, the commercial rated pilot was performing a simulated aerial application flight with about 70 gallons of water in the hopper. After spraying water on the fields next to the private runway, during landing, the pilot touched down short of the runway. The main landing gear struck a ditch and the right main landing gear separated.