Crop duster crashes in Greene County

Crop duster crashes in Greene County
(Source: KAIT)
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GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Greene County Sheriff's Office responded to a crop duster crash in northern Greene County after officials say the engine failed in the air.

The crash happened just before 5 p.m. near the Evening Star Church area around the Delaplaine city limits, according to the incident report.

Tracy Dowler, 51, of Paragould was spraying fertilizer on a rice field when his plane lost power in mid-flight.

Dowler told deputies he tried to land in the field, but the aircraft hit a levee and flipped over.

When deputies arrived, Dowler was out of the plane and was conscious. He was flown to a Memphis hospital for evaluation.

Deputies notified the Federal Aviation Administration about the crash which will send a team to the crash site to investigate.

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