Crop duster crashes in Gueydan, pilot killed

A crop duster crashed this morning south of Gueydan, killing the pilot, authorities said.

The identity of the pilot is being withheld pending notification of the pilot’s family, Sheriff Mike Couvillon said in a release.

Couvillon said a 911 call at 8:24 a.m. notified sheriff’s deputies of the crash in a field off Ellis Bridge Road.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation and Safety Board, agencies that investigate aviation crashes, have been contacted.