Crop-Duster Crashes In SW Kansas; Pilot Injured

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

LAKIN, Kan. (AP) _ A Colorado pilot is hospitalized in Wichita
after the crop-dusting plane he was flying crashed in southwestern
Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the 1999 fixed-wing plane went
down around 9:30 a.m. Monday about two miles east of the Kearny
County town of Lakin.

The pilot is identified as 58-year-old David Burr, of Montrose, Colo. He was taken to Kearny County Hospital and later to Wichita's Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital, where he was listed in critical
condition Monday afternoon.

The patrol says the aircraft's right wing clipped a support line on a 305-foot cell tower. The plane hit the ground nose-first near U.S. 50 and flipped over.

The Hutchinson News reports the crop-duster was registered to Tri Rotor Spray and Chemical, in the southwestern Kansas town of Ulysses.

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Information from: The Hutchinson News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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