Crop duster crashes south of Welsh

Crop duster crashes south of Welsh
A pilot walked away from a small plane crash Wednesday morning south of Welsh, authorities say. The crop duster went down after clipping a telephone pole near the intersection of La. 382 and David Road, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office spokesman. The crash happened around 8:20 a.m. (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)

WELSH, La. (KPLC) - A pilot walked away from a small plane crash Wednesday morning south of Welsh, authorities say.

The crop duster went down after clipping a power pole near the intersection of La. 382 and David Road, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office spokesman. The crash happened around 8:20 a.m.

The plane lost a wing, then struck a tree before coming to a stop in a field.

The pilot was transported to a hospital by a private vehicle with minor scrapes.

A person driving on La. 382 saw the crash and called 911.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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