ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The crash of a small crop duster plane in Alabama has killed its pilot.
Eddie Gideon died when his crop duster plane went down into a private property near his home in Atmore Tuesday morning, WKRG-TV reported.
“He’s a very, very good man in the community,” Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson told the news outlet. “Escambia County lost a good man today.”
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed to WALA-TV the damaged plane was located in a wooded area. Earlier in the day, Jackson told WKRG-TV deputies were having trouble getting to the scene of the crash because of its location.