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Iowa crop duster hit power line before crash

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BRITT, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a crop dusting plane that crashed Tuesday near Britt killing the pilot appears to have struck a power line before landing in a cornfield.

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Dodd says it looks like the plane was flying west when it struck a power line. He says it then dipped down into the field and mowed off corn plants, clipped a power pole then cart-wheeled to the crash site. 

The pilot, 38-year-old John A. Larson of Buffalo Center was killed. 

Family members and media were allowed onto the crash site Friday. The site was not available to access prior because of a chemical exposure threat. 

The official investigation is under way by the Federal Aviation Administration and is not complete.

 

 

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