Pilot Killed In Branch Co. Plane Crash
A pilot has died following a crop dusting plane crashing into a bean field in Branch County Saturday evening according to Fox 17. The Federal Aviation Administration is en route to the area of Kosmerick and Clearwater Roads in Bethel Township. West of I-69.
Michigan State Police Marshall Post say the single-seat/single-engine plane went down in the middle of a bean field, between 5:35 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. According to witnesses, the plane was trying to negotiate a turn to dust another row of crops when it went down. There are no other reports of injuries.
The family of the pilot has been notified. It is believed the plane came from Lutes Flying Service in Shipshewana, Indiana.
An autopsy of the pilot is expected to take place. National Transportation Safety Board will also be part of the investigation.