The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after a small plane went down northwest of Garden City.
It happened around 9:15 a.m. Friday, near 19550 North Big Lowe Road. It is three miles south of the Scott-Finney County line.
According to the KHP, the crop duster had mechanical issues and lost power upon taking off and crashed in a field.
The pilot, 64-year-old John Crist, was taken St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
He was flown to St. Francis in Wichita.