Pilot Killed after Crop Duster Crashes, Taking Down Power Lines

STOCKTON -- A crop duster crashed into the middle of a field just outside of Tracy Tuesday, taking out power lines before it hit the ground.

The Federal Aviation Administration reports around 2 p.m. the plane crashed near Clifton Court Road.

The pilot was killed, officials said. His identity has not been released.

Transmission and power lines were hit in the crash, according to Pacific Gas and Electric. Power to 25 customers north of Tracy went out around 2:10 p.m. Crews are working to fix the damage and PG&E estimates power could be restored by around 6:15 p.m.

The plane was identified by the FFA as a Schweizer G-164B crop duster. It was registered to Haley's Flying Service out of Tracy.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash.

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