Pilot of small plane killed in North Dakota crash

August 10, 2021 GMT

STRASBURG, N.D. (AP) — A small airplane spraying crops struck a high voltage transmission line and crashed in south central North Dakota Tuesday, killing the pilot, according to authorities.

The single-engine plane went down in a field near Strasburg in Emmons County about 7:30 a.m., the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Western Area Power Administration line was severed.

The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted earlier that the plane was a Rockwell International S-2R, a fixed wing aircraft.

Strasburg is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Bismarck.

The NTSB, Federal Aviation Administration and Emmons County deputies are investigating.