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Pilot Killed as Crop Dusting Plane Crashed in Waushara County

Crop dusting planeA crop dusting aircraft crashed in a wooded area near Hancock, Waushara County, Wisconsin, on August 26.

The Weatherly 620B single-engine aircraft was spraying a potato farm when it crashed.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed the spot. His identity has not yet been released.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Pilot Killed as Crop-Dusting Helicopter Crashed in California

A crop dusting helicopter, owned by Gomes Farm Air Service, crashed in a field near Salinas in California, at around 9 a.m. on June 20.

FAA spokesperson Allen Kenitzer confirmed that the pilot of Bell 47-G5 helicopter was killed in the crash. He was identified as the co- owner of Gomes Farm Air Service, Frank Gomes Jr.

The cause of incident is being investigated by the FAA.

Pilot Injured after Crop-Dusting Plane Makes Hard Landing in Polson

A crop-dusting plane crashed in the Irvine Flats area near Polson, Montana, on May 26.

According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, the single-engine plane crashed while the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing due to mechanical issues. The aircraft’s landing gear sustained damage during landing and it skidded before coming to a stop.

The pilot sustained minor injuries in the incident and was taken to Providence Medical Center in Polson.

The FAA is investigating.

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