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Pilot transported for minor injuries after cropduster crashes

GREEN TWP.  A pilot was taken to a local hospital for “minor injuries” after the crop duster he was flying crashed near Bechtel and Eby roads Wednesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, which is investigating the plane crash.

The pilot was the only person on board at the time of the crash, according to a news release from the Highway Patrol.

The Air Tractor AT-502 plane was crop dusting fields near Bechtel and Eby roads. The aircraft struck a wire causing the aircraft to lose control crashing into several power lines, utility poles and coming to final rest in a yard next to a garage.

There were no injuries to anyone on the ground or near the residences, the release states.

The pilot, Tyler James Vold, 24, Breckenridge, Minnesota was transported to Wooster Community Hospital for minor injuries.

Electric and cable lines were damaged. Crews from American Electric Power and MCTV are on scene attempting to restore service.

Departments on scene: Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Wooster Post, Reconstruction Unit and Aviation. Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and Central Fire Department.

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