Pilot dies in crash of crop duster plane in Alabama

Alabama News

(WKRG File Photo)

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — News outlets report a plane crash in Alabama has killed a pilot.

WKRG-TV reports Eddie Gideon died when his crop duster plane went down into a private property near his home in Atmore Tuesday morning. The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed to WALA-TV the damaged plane was located in a wooded area.

Earlier in the day, Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson told WKRG-TV deputies were having trouble getting to the scene of the crash because of its location. The sheriff said Gideon was “a very very good man in the community.”

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