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Crop duster pilot dies in crash

A crop duster has died after a crash between Greenwood and Itta Bena.

Posted: Feb 28, 2018 9:30 AM

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A crop duster has died after a crash between Greenwood and Itta Bena.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports 37-year-old Jimmy E. Risher died about 5:15 p.m. Monday after his 2015 AT-802 plane went down in a field.

Leflore County Coroner Debra Sanders says Risher lived in Sidon and worked for Ag Concepts out of Morgan City, Mississippi, for five years.

Sanders says Risher was spraying a field for farmer Ray Makamson when the plane went down.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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