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Pilot killed when crop-duster crashes in northeast Iowa

August 9, 2019

SUMNER, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the pilot of a crop-dusting plane died when it crashed just short of a building in northeast Iowa’s Bremer County.

The fiery crash occurred around 7:20 a.m. Thursday, a few yards north of Iowa Highway 93 in Sumner. Witnesses say the plane clipped a streetlight before hitting a tree and bursting into flames.

The pilot was identified as 56-year-old David Baker, who lived in Swedesburg.

The crash cause is being investigated.


This story has been corrected to show the crash occurred around 7:20 a.m. Thursday, not 7:20 p.m.

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