FAA investigating fatal plane crash in Eddy County

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(NEW ROCKFORD) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a fatal plane crash in Eddy County.

According to the FAA, a single-engine Air Tractor AT-502 crashed in a field in New Rockford, at around 12:30 p.m. today. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been notified.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the plane was spraying a sunflower field on the east side of Highway 281. The plane was westbound after spraying a pass when the pilot hit an electrical wire with his tail fin, lost control and crashed in a corn field on the west side of Highway 281.

The pilot is identified as a 63-year-old male from Jamestown.

The NTSB is in charge of the investigation, according to the FAA.