Mississippi crop duster pilot survives plane crash Friday morning

Published 4:11 pm Friday, September 27, 2019

A pilot has survived the crash of his crop duster in Mississippi.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the Air Tractor 802A agricultural plane crashed in a pasture near Columbus around 9:40 a.m. Friday.

Lowndes County Sheriff’s Investigator Darrell Nabors tells WTVA-TV that the pilot escaped from the plane at the crash site just east of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. It wasn’t immediately clear if the pilot had suffered any injuries.

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Bergen says the pilot was the only person aboard.

She says the FAA is investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause of the accident.