Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Crop dusting plane clips power lines, causes power outage: Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska

PLEASANTON - A crop dusting pilot was unharmed Tuesday evening after the plane he was flying clipped power lines in northern Buffalo County.

Around 5:15 p.m. a crop dusting plane was spraying a pasture near 370th and Hawk Roads, northeast of Pleasanton, when it clipped overhead power lines. The pilot was able to land successfully, and escaped without injuries, said Bob Anderson, Buffalo County Sheriff Captain.

Anderson declined to say where the pilot landed or name the pilot.

Power was out in the northern part of Buffalo County for several hours, but was restored by crews from Dawson Public Power and the Nebraska Public Power District.

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