The Pilot Was Spraying For Mosquitos And Had Two More Residences To Complete

Location: Pineview, GA Accident Number: ERA21FA184
Date & Time: April 13, 2021, 09:00 Local Registration: N4912Q
Aircraft: Cessna A188 Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Aerial application

On April 13, 2021, about 0900 eastern daylight time, a Cessna A188B, N4912Q, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Pineview, Georgia. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

The airplane was based at private airstrip in Unadilla, Georgia. According to the operator, the airplane departed Unadilla about 0715 with about 2 hours, 30 minutes of fuel onboard. The pilot was spraying for mosquitos and had two more residences to complete, before returning to Unadilla.

The wreckage was located inverted, about 8 miles southeast of the airstrip, in a field near powerlines. The powerlines were about 50 ft above ground level and damage to the powerlines and landing gear were consistent with both main landing gear contacting the powerlines in a west to east direction. Both main landing gear separated during impact with the powerlines. Additionally, the propeller and lower engine cowling also exhibited damage consistent with contact with the powerlines. The powerlines were approximately 1.25 inches thick, consisting of a steal core with aluminum wires twisted around the core.

A Satloc Bantam GPS was recovered and retained for data download.