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Crop duster goes down in Washington County


AINSWORTH (KWWL) - The Washington County Sheriff's Department is reporting that at crop duster plane crashed near the town of Ainsworth. The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

The pilot, 39-year-old John Koehn Newton of Mt. Pleasant, was transported to University Hospital by Washington County Ambulance personnel.

The plane was indentified as a crop duster loaded with nitrogen and fuel was reported to be leaking from the plane. The Department of Natural Resources did additionally contact a Haz-Mat clean up crew to respond to assist. 

Online News Director Nate Leding

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