- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

WHITTEMORE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are investigating the shooting of a crop-dusting plane in northern Iowa.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office says the plane owned by Steier AG Aviation was hit in a wing flap while spraying a field in Fairfield Township on Friday morning. The pilot landed safely at Steier’s landing strip in Whittemore. The pilot’s name hasn’t been released.

The Sheriff’s Office says rural Whittemore property belonging to a suspect in the shooting has been searched and items have been seized. No arrest has been reported.

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