- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

LAUREL, Del. (AP) - State police say the pilot of a crop duster walked away with only minor injuries after the plane crash-landed in Laurel.

Police said in a news release that the crash occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Police say 39-year-old Justin Hoffman was spraying watermelon fields when the engine of his Grumman Bi-Wing Crop Duster lost power.

Police say Hoffman tried to land in a cornfield. The nose of the airplane dug into the ground, and the aircraft rolled over. Police say Hoffman walked away with minor injuries.

The investigation has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.



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