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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

Kansas.

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

Ulysses.

 

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