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Crop Duster Plane Crashes in Laurel

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(Photo: View of scene from Chopper 16) (Photo: View of scene from Chopper 16)

LAUREL, Del.- Delaware State Police responded to a crash involving a small airplane Saturday morning in Laurel.
 
Police say Justin Hoffman, 39, of Middletown, DE, was flying a Grumman G-164B Bi-Wing Crop Duster and was spraying watermelon fields in the area of East Trap Pond Road and Johnson Road.

After making a spray run, police say the engine to the plane lost power and Hoffman attempted to make an emergency landing in a corn field. As Hoffman landed the plane in the soft soil, police say the nose of the aircraft dug into the ground causing the aircraft to roll onto its roof. Hoffman, who was the sole occupant of the plane, was able to walk away with only minor injuries. 
 
The investigation into this incident was turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

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