Crop Dusters Clip Wings, Crash in Southeast Missouri

8 years 4 months 2 hours ago Tuesday, April 19 2011 Apr 19, 2011 Tuesday, April 19, 2011 5:53:00 AM CDT April 19, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Posted by: Allie Spillyards

NEW MADRID (AP) - Federal investigators will be looking into an accident involving two crop-dusting planes in southeastern Missouri.

New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens says the planes clipped wings in the air before going down near Interstate 55 around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The sheriff told KFVS-TV one of the planes crashed. The other was able to land at a small, nearby airport. One pilot was flown to a hospital, but the other was not seriously hurt.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Aviation Administration will help investigate the incident.

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