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Day of cleanup: DNR oversees fuel cleanup after crop duster crash

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

MATTHEWS -- It was a day of cleanup Tuesday following a plane crash Monday evening.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources oversaw the cleanup of fuel and fertilizer following the Monday crash of a crop duster in New Madrid County. When their work was completed, the wreckage was removed from the ditch.

The DNR was notified early Monday evening by the Sikeston Fire Department that a crop duster had crashed upon take-off at a small airport located three miles south of Matthews in New Madrid County.

A plane which crashed Monday evening is removed from a ditch three miles south of Matthews Tuesday afternoon as another crop duster flies off to work. The pilot of the crashed plane, owned by Ag Air of Matthews, was reported uninjured.
(Jill Bock, Staff)
As a result of the accident, the plane came to rest in a waterway and began leaking both fuel and fertilizer. First responders to the scene used absorbent booms on the water to prevent the fuel from flowing beyond the accident site.

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