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.
Cessna A188 Agwagon 300
|C/n / msn:||188-0497|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Location:||Berrien County, NE of Alapaha, GA - United States of America|
|Phase:||Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
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 Date||2001-06-09||Expiration Date||2019-08-31|
|Registrant Name||WATSON JASON E||Street||2741 HERBERT WATSON RD|
|Registrant City||NASHVILLE||Registrant State||GA|
|Registrant Zip Code||316394246||Country||UNITED STATES|
|Fract Owner||Certificate Issue Date||2013-08-19|
|Status||N-Number Assigned and Registered|
|Serial Number||188-0497||Aircraft Type||Fixed wing single engine|
|Mode S Code||50773405||Year Mfr||1969|
|Aircraft Category||Land||Builder Certification||Type Certificated|
|Number Engines||1||Number Seats||1|
|Aircraft Weight||CLASS 1||Aircraft Cruising Speed||96|
|Airworthiness Classification||Standard||Approved Operation Codes||Normal|
|Engine Manufacturer||CONT MOTOR|
|Engine Model Name||IO 520 SERIES||Engine Type||Reciprocating|
|Engine Horsepower/Thrust||0||Fuel Consumed||0.00|