- Associated Press - Thursday, August 17, 2017

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a recent incident in Sully County in which a low-flying crop-spraying plane hit a sprayer on the ground.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Curt Olson tells the American News that after the plane’s landing gear scraped and punctured the ground sprayer, the uninjured pilot was able to land.

The operator of the ground sprayer was taken to a Pierre hospital with what were described as minor cuts.

Authorities said the incident happened a couple of weeks ago and didn’t give an exact date. They didn’t immediately identify either person involved.

Olson says the pilot was fired from his job. The Sully County state’s attorney will decide whether to file criminal charges for reckless operation of an aircraft.


Information from: Aberdeen American News, https://www.aberdeennews.com

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