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Mon, May 28, 2012

One Pilot Fatally Injured In Ag Plane Collision

Collision Occurred In Northeast Arkansas

A Grumman G164 and an Air Tractor collided Wednesday, resulting in the fatal injury of one of the two pilots.

The Associated Press reports that the accident occurred around 1135 CDT in northeast Arkansas, where both aircraft were engaged in agrucultural spraying activities.  Television station KAIT in Jonesboro reported that Green County Sheriff Dan Langston said the flights had originated from airports in craighead and Greene counties. The apparently turned into one another during the spraying operation and came to rest about 300 yards apart. Both pilots were reported to be local.

The second pilot was airlifted to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries was unknown. (File images top Grumman G164 Ag Cat. Bottom Air Tractor)



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