Spangle man receives minor injuries in crop duster crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spangle man receives minor injuries in crop duster crash

COVE, Ore. - A Spangle, Washington man received minor injuries Thursday morning when the crop duster airplane he was flying lost air speed, skipped across a field and in an embankment north of Cove, Oregon.

According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Recruit Trooper Travis Moody, around 8:40 a.m. Thursday, the crop duster airplane being flown by Kevin Keifer sr., 37, from Spangle, was flying over a field in the 69000 block of Lower Cove Road.

Keifer lost air speed while making a low pass, skipped across a field and crashed into a raised bank of Eckesley Creek. The airplane came to a stop about 150 yards from the first point of impact.

Keifer received minor injuries but did not require transport from the scene to an area hospital.

The owner of the airplane is reported as Cut Above Aviation in Spangle, Washington.

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