UPDATE: Pilot walks away from crop duster crash in Region 8

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NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – A crop duster crashed in an open field Friday morning in New Madrid County, and the pilot walks away.

According to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, the crash happened along County Road 102 just north of the airport.

The pilot told police that the wind pushed the plane down, causing him to clip some trees. The plane made it to an open field when it landed.

Police say the fuselage of the plane then caught fire, but the pilot had already made it out OK.

The plane is most likely a total loss.

The pilot was flying to Gideon, Missouri and the pilot was the only one on board.

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