Pilot dead after 2nd crop dusting crash in Saskatchewan in a week
A crop duster pilot has been killed in a fiery plane crash in Saskatchewan.
The Transportation Safety of Canada said the plane – a Cessna C-188B Agtruck – went down Thursday near the community of Arborfield, about 260 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.
The board said there was a fire upon impact.
The pilot’s name has not been released.
The exact time and location of the crash were not immediately available, but a board spokeswoman said the agency was notified of the accident around 8:30 p.m. ET.
Board investigators were expected to arrive at the scene Friday.
The crash is the second one in Saskatchewan this week involving a crop duster.
On Tuesday, a pilot was injured when the helicopter he was using to spray a field struck a power line and crashed in the rural municipality of Eye Hill in western Saskatchewan.
Last week, the pilot of a crop-dusting plane suffered minor injuries when his aircraft plunged into a swamp after encountering strong winds while trying to land at the airport in Russell, Man.
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