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UPDATE: Pilot named in Gray Co. crop dusting accident

Published On: Aug 13 2014 03:41:17 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 13 2014 07:56:44 PM CDT
FORD COUNTY, Kan. -

A pilot has been hospitalized after hitting a powerline near the Dodge City airport.

The aircraft was spraying north of Cimarron in Gray County, when it struck a guy wire around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Jane Longmeyer, airport spokeswoman, said the pilot flew the plane back to the Dodge City airport, with a broken wing. The plane crashed upon landing.

The pilot, 61-year-old Jon Erhart of Dodge City, was taken to Western Plains Medical Center with serious injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

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