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No one injured in plane crash near Hillsboro

HILLSBORO, N.D.--A chemical-spraying airplane crashed 5 miles north of Hillsboro as it attempted to land Friday night. According to a news release from the Traill Sheriff's Office, the plane was landing to refuel and reload with chemicals at 6 p....

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HILLSBORO, N.D.-A chemical-spraying airplane crashed 5 miles north of Hillsboro as it attempted to land Friday night.

According to a news release from the Traill Sheriff's Office, the plane was landing to refuel and reload with chemicals at 6 p.m. when it came short of the runway. The plane's rear wheel made contact with the ground, causing it to nose forward into the ground and turn sideways, where it stopped.

The pilot was not injured and there was no damage other than to the plane.

The plane belonged to Sky Tractor, an agricultural aerial crop-spraying business.The incident occurred off the south end of the Sky Tractor runway.

The crash remains under investigation.

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