A pilot dusting crops was killed Monday night when his plane crashed just outside Rosalia, Wash., authorities said.
Garland Bradford of Walla Walla crashed after clipping a hill with his landing gear, the Whitman County Sheriff’s Department reported.
The biplane went down shortly after 5 p.m. about 31/2 miles southwest of Rosalia, near state Highway 271.
Bradford, age unavailable, died in a fire following the crash, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Don Anderson.
A witness approached the wreckage in hopes of rescuing the pilot, but the fire made that impossible, Anderson said.
An Oregon-based company hired Garland for the crop-dusting work. The plane was carrying 220 gallons of non-toxic agricultural chemicals, Anderson said. , DataTimes