Midstate crop duster pilot critically injured after crash in Delaware

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 20, 2017 11:42 AM

(Sandtown, Del.) -- A midstate man was critically injured when the crop duster plane he was flying crashed into a Delaware field.

Delaware state police Master Corporal Gary Fourier says 52-year-old Robert E. Waring of Carlisle was injured in the accident.

A preliminary investigation has found Waring was operating a 1964 Grumman G-164 fixed-wing single-engine crop duster over a cornfield southwest of Sandtown.

After spraying the corn, he began to pull the plane up and clipped some electrical wires on the west side of a road.

Fourier says Waring then lost control of the plane and crashed into a nearby bean field.

The Cumberland County man was airlifted to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the crash.

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