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At least one dies in Gwinner plane crash

GWINNER, N.D. - The pilot of crop sprayer has died in an airplane crash in Sargent County. Sheriff Travis Paeper tells KFGO News that the crash happened around 7:45 am Thursday, about 8 miles west of Gwinner.

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GWINNER, N.D. - The pilot of crop sprayer has died in an airplane crash in Sargent County.  Sheriff Travis Paeper tells KFGO News that the crash happened around 7:45 am Thursday, about 8 miles west of Gwinner.

Paeper says a farmer who lives nearby witnessed the crash from his home, about 500 yards away.  He says dense fog in the area is believed to be a contributing factor.

The pilot was working for an area crop spraying company. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause.

 

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