ABBEVILLE (AP) — The pilot of a crop duster has been seriously injured when his plane went down in a field in the northwestern part of Vermilion Parish.
Sheriff Mike Couvilon said his office received a call about 11:41 a.m. Wednesday about a plane crash in a field at the intersection of Wildflower Road and Ward Road in the community of LeLeux.
Couvilon says the pilot was responsive when deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived. The sheriff says the pilot indicated his plane clipped a power line in the field, causing the crash.
Couvilon says the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and will conduct its own investigation into the crash.
Authorities did not release the pilot’s name or details of his injuries.