Near Ruthton, MN
A crop-spraying job ended in tragedy amid wind turbine country in southwest Minnesota. The plane nose-dived into a soybean field west of Ruthton Friday morning after striking a cable. Investigators say the pilot, 68-year-old James Arnt of Worthington, died instantly.
A bent electrical tower high above this bean field is a telltale sign of tragedy in southwest Minnesota. “It’s a sad situation, I guess,” farmer Ben Kremer said.
The plane likely struck a wire attached to the tower which monitors wind conditions for nearby turbines. The plane crashed some 500 feet east of the tower. Read article