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RCMP believe crashed crop duster had engine trouble

RCMP believe a crop duster plane had engine trouble and crashed in Saskatchewan.
RCMP believe a crop duster plane had engine trouble and crashed in Saskatchewan. RCMP / Supplied

WADENA, Sask. – RCMP believe a crop duster plane had engine trouble and crashed in Saskatchewan on Tuesday.

Around 5:30 p.m., RCMP were called to a single aircraft crash just outside of the community of Quill Lake, Saskatchewan.

Mounties say a crop duster had just taken off from a grass strip and experienced what is believed to have been engine trouble.

The pilot attempted to set the aircraft down in a nearby field but the landing gear became caught up in canola. As the aircraft came to a sudden stop, it flipped upside-down.

The pilot suffered minor injuries and was transported to hospital in Humboldt.

Prior to take off, the aircraft was filled with pesticide but no leaks were detected.

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The National Transportation Safety Board has taken over the investigation.

RCMP believe a crop duster plane had engine trouble and crashed in Saskatchewan.
RCMP believe a crop duster plane had engine trouble and crashed in Saskatchewan. RCMP / Supplied
RCMP believe a crop duster plane had engine trouble and crashed in Saskatchewan.
RCMP believe a crop duster plane had engine trouble and crashed in Saskatchewan. RCMP / Supplied
RCMP believe a crop duster plane had engine trouble and crashed in Saskatchewan.
RCMP believe a crop duster plane had engine trouble and crashed in Saskatchewan. RCMP / Supplied