Crop Duster Pilot Killed In Crash In Georgia

PINEVIEW, Ga. (AP) — The pilot of a crop dusting plane was killed Tuesday in a crash in Georgia.

It happened about 9 a.m. about four miles outside of the town of Pineview, Wilcox County Emergency Management Agency Director Larry Brown said.

Brown said it appears the pilot hit a set of heavy duty power lines, causing the plane to go down, WMAZ-TV reported.

The pilot was the sole occupant. His name has not been released. No one else was injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration, in a statement, said the single-engine Cessna 188 was performing crop dusting operations when the crash occurred.

The FAA is investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause of the accident, the FAA said.