Authorities release name of man killed in crop duster crash

Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 6:06 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 6:04 PM CDT
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GREENE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Officials have released the name of a man was killed Tuesday in the Greene County crop duster crash, while federal authorities were at the scene Wednesday.

Hunter Drope, 28, died in the crash, according to Greene County Sheriff Steve Franks.

The crash happened near the Beech Grove community off of Greene Road 203.

The sheriff said the plane was going south spraying a field when the pilot attempted to ascend and the plane went back down, in which a witness describes to Sheriff Franks as a belly dive.

The pilot was the only person involved in the crash.

Franks said the FAA was at the crash scene Wednesday conducting their investigation.

Details are limited; we will update you as we learn more.

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