The pilot of a small crop-dusting plane has died after crashing into a cornfield in east-central North Dakota, authorities said.
The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday south of New Rockford, according to the North Dakota State Highway Patrol.
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The small plane was flying low and spraying a field of sunflowers when it clipped a power line and crashed into an adjacent cornfield, investigators said. The pilot, a 63-year-old man from Jamestown, died instantly.
Authorities have not released the pilot’s name.
The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating.