Crop duster plane crashes in Alabama, pilot killed

Published 7:29 am Thursday, June 18, 2020

The crash of a small crop duster plane in Alabama has killed its pilot.

Eddie Gideon died when his crop duster plane went down into a private property near his home in Atmore Tuesday morning, WKRG-TV reported.

“He’s a very, very good man in the community,” Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson told the news outlet. “Escambia County lost a good man today.”

The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed to WALA-TV the damaged plane was located in a wooded area. Earlier in the day, Jackson told WKRG-TV deputies were having trouble getting to the scene of the crash because of its location.