Crop duster crash-lands in Linn County

Crop duster crash-lands in Linn County

Credit: Linn County Sheriff's Office

Crop duster crash-lands in Linn County

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on May 10, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Updated Thursday, May 10 at 1:08 PM

MILLERSBURG, Ore. -- A small plane went off the runway upon landing and crashed into a ditch near Millersburg Thursday morning, police said.

Just after 8 a.m. a pilot was landing on his private runway when one of his brakes failed, forcing the aircraft to spin off the runway and into a nearby ditch, according to Sgt. Art Sprague of the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

The single engine Grumman Ag Cat then landed on its nose in a blackberry patch.

The plane's propeller and wings were damaged, but the pilot, 68-year-old Kent Wooldridge of Albany, was not injured.

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