- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

WEST, Texas (AP) - The pilot of a crop duster has died as his plane crashed in a Central Texas field and caught fire.

McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara tells television station KCEN (https://bit.ly/1NukgG9 ) the pilot was dead at the scene Saturday afternoon near West, about 20 miles north of Waco.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the plane clipped a guy wire for a cell phone tower, crashed and then ignited.

He says the FAA will investigate and that the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

The name of the pilot hasn’t been immediately released.

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Information from: KCEN-TV, https://www.kcentv.com


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