Crop Duster Cashes, Injures Pilot: UPDATE
KSCB News - April 9, 2012 11:40 am
LAKIN, Kan. (AP) – A Colorado pilot is hospitalized in Wichita
after the crop-dusting plane he was flying crashed in southwestern
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the 1999 fixed-wing plane went
down around 9:30 a.m. Monday about two miles east of the Kearny
(KER’-nee) County town of Lakin.
The pilot is identified as 58-year-old David Burr, of Montrose,
Colo. He was taken to Kearny County Hospital and later to Wichita’s
Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital, where he was listed in critical
condition Monday afternoon.
The patrol says the aircraft’s right wing clipped a support line
on a 305-foot cell tower. The plane hit the ground nose-first near
U.S. 50 and flipped over.
The Hutchinson News reports the crop-duster was registered to
Tri Rotor Spray and Chemical, in the southwestern Kansas town of