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Officials investigating crop duster crash in Jeff Davis Parish

Posted: 10:36 AM, Jul 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-24 12:14:53-04
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An investigation is underway into the crash of a crop duster in Jeff Davis Parish.

According to the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office, a crop duster went down after clipping a telephone pole near the intersection of La. 382 and David Rd just south Roanoke. Deputies say the plane lost a wing and then struck a tree before coming to a stop in a field.

The incident happened around 8:20 am.

The sheriff's office say that the pilot walked away from the crash and was transported to a hospital with minor scrapes.

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating.

Welsh Fire District 3 assisted in responding to the incident.