OHP: Crop Dusting Pilot Killed in Crash Near El Reno

Thursday, May 31st 2018, 3:56 am
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a crop-dusting airplane clipped a support wire to a radio transmitting tower and crashed in central Oklahoma, killing the pilot.

Trooper Matt Conway says the single-engine small plane crashed and burned about 5 p.m. Wednesday about 24 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. 

Conway says the aircraft was making a turn while spreading weed killer on a field when it clipped the wire and crashed. With its support wire snapped, the 1,000-foot FM transmitting tower toppled.

The name of the pilot has not been released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.