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Pilot walks away after crop dusting plane crash west of Hanley Falls in Yellow Medicine County

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GRANITE FALLS - A crop dusting pilot was treated and released after his airplane crashed in a corn field west of Hanley Falls in eastern Yellow Medicine County at 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Sheriff Bill Flaten.

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Pilot Bryce Orwick, 47, of Clara City, was able to walk away from the airplane. He was transported to the Granite Falls Municipal Hospital for treatment.

The Sheriff's office reported that it had received a 911 call of the crash. The caller reported that an airplane had been crop dusting and had gone down in a corn field. The plane appeared to have hit a high voltage power line guy-wire and knocked down one of the power lines.

Another caller reported that the pilot had gotten out of the plane and was walking on the road.

Responding to the scene were the Hanley Falls Fire Department and First Responders, The Clarkfield Fire Department and Clarkfield Ambulance and the MN State Patrol. The accident will be investigated by the FAA and the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office.

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