Friday, September 16, 2016

Pilot killed after a Cessna A188 Agwagon 300 agplane crashed NE of Alapaha, GA

ALAPAHA, GA (WALB) - The identity of the man killed in a plane crash this morning has been released.
Jason Watson was the pilot of that crop duster airplane. 
The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. near 1130 Daniel Griffin Road.
The FAA will be investigating the crash.
Some witnesses said they heard the plane make a sputtering sound and go silent.
Officials said this is leading them to believe it could have been a mechanical issue. However, they can't confirm that just yet. 
"Starting off I said, no I don't see him. I thought maybe he's out here somewhere, ya know. Sure enough, I rounded the plane and I was like, the pilot's in the plane, he's no longer, no longer alive," said witness James Davis.
The cause of this crash is still under investigation right now.


Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A188 Agwagon 300
Registration: N3547Q
C/n / msn: 188-0497
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Berrien County, NE of Alapaha, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The aircraft impacted farm field terrain during an aerial application flight northeast of Alapaha, Georgia. The agplane sustained unreported damage and the sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.

Last Action Date

Airworthiness Date2001-06-09 Expiration Date2019-08-31
Manufacturer_NameCESSNA Model NameA188
Registrant CityNASHVILLE Registrant StateGA
Registrant Zip Code316394246 CountryUNITED STATES
RegionSouthern Registrant TypeIndividual
Fract Owner  Certificate Issue Date2013-08-19
StatusN-Number Assigned and Registered
Serial Number188-0497 Aircraft TypeFixed wing single engine
Mode S Code50773405 Year Mfr1969
Aircraft CategoryLand Builder CertificationType Certificated
Number Engines1 Number Seats1
Aircraft WeightCLASS 1 Aircraft Cruising Speed96
Airworthiness ClassificationStandard Approved Operation CodesNormal
Engine ManufacturerCONT MOTOR 
Engine Model NameIO 520 SERIES Engine TypeReciprocating
Engine Horsepower/Thrust0 Fuel Consumed0.00