SANDTOWN, Del. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man was critically injured when the crop duster plane he was flying crashed into a Delaware field.
Delaware state police Master Cpl. Gary Fourier tells local media that the man injured on Wednesday was 52-year-old Carlisle resident Robert E. Waring.
A preliminary investigation has found that Waring was operating a 1964 Grumman G-164 fixed-wing single-engine crop duster over a cornfield southwest of Sandtown. After spraying the corn, Waring began to pull the plane up and clipped some electrical wires on the west side of a road.
Fourier says Waring then lost control of the plane and crashed into a nearby bean field.
Waring was airlifted to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the crash.