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Crop duster plane crashes in Randolph County

A crop duster plane has crashed in north-central Missouri, killing the pilot.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the crash occurred Friday morning in Randolph County when the small plane crashed into a corn field north of Huntsville.

Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols says the victim's name hasn't been released.

Nichols says a witness told deputies the small plane appeared to have clipped a tree top before crashing.

He says the crop-dusting plane was stationed in Chariton County, but the sheriff's department hasn't confirmed the name of the flying service.

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