“Plane Crashes in Field”
SANDTOWN, DELAWARE (July 19, 2017) – 52-year-old Robert E. Waring was involved in a small plane crash on the 900 block of Mahan Corner Road in Kent County Wednesday morning, according to the Delaware State Police. (map)
The accident occurred at approximately 9:20 a.m. Waring was operating a flying a 1964 Grumman G-164 fixed-wing single engine crop duster over a cornfield in the 900 block of Mahan Corner Road near Sandtown.
After completing the spraying of the corn Waring began to pull the plane upwards. the maneuver caused the plane to hit some electrical wiring on the west side of the road. Waring lost control of the aircraft and crashed into a bean field, according to authorities.
The Marydel Fire Company was able to pull Waring from the wreckage. Waring was initially transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and then later airlifted to Christiana Medical Center in critical condition.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Control as well as member of the Delaware Departmemt of Agriculture were on the scene due to the chemicals on board the aircraft.
An investigation is ongoing.
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