An Air Tractor AT-401B spray plane crashed in a field at 2300 block of 170th Avenue and just south of St. John-St. Andrew Road, northwest of Hays, Ellis County, Kansas.
The accident happened at about 11 p.m. on July 17, after the yellow colored plane took off from Beloit airport at 10:45 p.m.
The Kansas Highway Patrol confirmed that Garrett Moore, 23, who was piloting the plane and was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. The plane was also completely damaged and hardly recognizable.
The plane’s wreckage was spotted the next morning by an Ellis County farmer who was visiting the nearby pasture to check on his cows. The engine of the plane had cooled down by the time it was reported.
The plane was owned by Frontier Ag in Oakley. Moore worked as an aviation pilot and a location trainee for the company.