Crop duster hits SUV during landing, 1 injured

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:03pm

A Frierson woman is at a local hospital after the roof of her SUV was clipped by a crop duster.

Around 8 a.m. Friday, the Caddo Sheriff's Office and Fire District #5 responded to a collision between a Honda SUV and an AT401 Air Tractor plane that was attempting to land at Nor-Wes Incorporated, an agricultural aviation business.

The Honda, driven by 62-year-old Menuarn Burns, was traveling west on Robson as the plane was making its final approach to an airstrip running north/south. The plane came in too low and struck the roof of the SUV with its left wheel. Airbags deployed inside the Honda as it rolled approximately 450 feet before coming to a stop. Burns then called 911and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The pilot, who has been identified as 52-year-old Stephen Vincent of Gueydan, LA, was able to land the plane safely. He was not injuried during the accident.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident as a motor vehicle crash. The FAA and NTSB will review reports supplied by patrol deputies and the Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit but did not respond to the scene.

From Caddo Sheriff's Office


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