Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Fatal plane crash in Eddy County

–Pilot identified as 63-year-old Sykeston native

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 lines...

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