DESHLER, Neb. -- (KSNB) A field and county road north of Deshler are blocked off after a crop duster accident Wednesday afternoon.
A crop-duster piloted by Nick Bagley of Arkansas for CMK Aerial of Sutton crashed after it clipped a power line near Deshler. Bagley walked away. (Source: Raymond Wright)
Thayer County Sheriff David Lee told Local4 that the plane clipped a power line one mile north and one-half mile east of Deshler at 1:47 Wednesday afternoon. Lee said the pilot was able to walk away from the scene of the crash. Lee identified the pilot as Nick Bagley of Arkansas. Lee said Bagley was flying a crop duster for CMK Aerial based in Sutton, Nebraska.
The FAA has been notified of the crash, but Lee said that it may be 24-48 hours before anyone can approach the scene because of the dangerous nature of the chemicals the plane was carrying.
The crash caused a power outage to the town of Deshler and the nearby Reinke Irrigation manufacturing plant. Power was restored late Wednesday afternoon.
Local4 is continuing to report this story and will update our coverage when more information is available.