A Coahoma County ag pilot who lost his life in an airplane accident July 25, saw local pilots host a flyover at his funeral on Saturday morning.
Cord Foster was killed when his plane failed to clear a berm on take-off in Scott, Sunday a week ago. Foster was spraying local fields and the plane had been recently loaded and fueled.
Foster, 55, had more than 30 years flying experience.
“We gathered in Batesville and flew out of there Saturday morning,” said Bob Howard, who organized the flyover. “We were over the graveside at Rose Hill Cemetery near Sardis about 9:30 a.m. as the service concluded.”
Howard said the Federal Aviation Administration has recorded 10 fatal ag-related aircraft accidents this summer.