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Crop Duster Crash Lands In Sutter County

SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13)- A crop dusting plane has crash landed near Highway 99 in Sutter County.

The incident happened at around 7:20 a.m. near southbound Highway 99 between Elverta and Riego Roads in Sutter County, according to a statement from Sacramento Regional Fire/EMS Communication Center.

According to a FAA Public Affairs Manager Ian Gregor, the engine of the Air Tractor AT-301 suddenly quit, forcing the pilot to land in a ditch next to a frontage road near Highway 99.

The pilot, who was the only person on the plane at the time, said he was fertilizing a field when he went down.

Emergency crews from Sacramento Fire Department and Sutter County Fire Department responded to the scene; however the pilot was uninjured and could be seen walking around talking to emergency personnel at the scene.

The FAA is continuing with its investigation.


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