Randy W. Berry, the chief pilot and co-owner of Eagle Vistas agriculture flying school in Inverness, Florida, died September 23 in a crash during an aerial application.
Berry, 67, was flying the school’s Piper Pawnee at the time of the accident, which occurred in a field south of Inverness Airport. “For unknown reasons, the plane crashed into the tops of trees in a heavily wooded area, catching fire,” the Citrus County Chronicle reported. Berry was the only occupant of the airplane.
A memorial service with missing man formation will be held Saturday, October 3, at 11 a.m. at Inverness Airport in Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Tyler Haymore Scholarship Foundation.