A cropduster registered to a Bloomfield business was involved in a plane crash near Pierce on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Pierce Sheriff's Department, at approximately 1:50 PM, Pierce Fire & Rescue, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, and Nebraska State Patrol were dispatched to a location 7 miles west and 1½ miles north of Pierce to a crop duster crash.
The pilot was transported by Life Net to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. Pierce County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol remained on scene until the FAA arrived to investigate the accident.
Records show the single engine Piper PA-25-235 is registered to Steven and Cindy Barney of Bloomfield and was built in 1965. It reportedly is owned by Bloomfield Ag & Aerial Service.
(Picture courtesy of the Nebraska State Patrol)