Fatal plane crash in Eddy County

–Pilot identified as 63-year-old Sykeston native


September 25, 2023

Nathan Price

The remains of a sprayer plane which crashed in a cornfield approximately 6 miles south of New Rockford are seen here. The plane had reportedly clipped a power line while spraying a sunflower field.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, a fatal airplane crash occurred south of New Rockford, N.D.

According to Eddy County Sheriff Paul Lies, several witnesses traveling on Highway 281 reported seeing the plane crash into a cornfield west of the highway, and just a few yards north of the Eddy-Foster County border.

The plane was reportedly traveling west when it clipped the power li...

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