Crop duster plane in Sutter County hits truck after failed takeoff

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened near Nicolaus Avenue and Pleasant Grove Road, east of East Nicolaus.

A spokesperson with the Yuba-Sutter office said the crop duster didn’t have enough lift when taking off from an airstrip. The plane clipped a gate at the end of the runway and descended across the road where it hit a Ford F-150.

About 280 gallons of fuel spilled, according to California Highway Patrol. 

No injuries were reported, but the driver of the truck was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

Nicolaus Avenue and Pleasant Grove Road will be closed until the Federal Aviation Administration can get to the scene to investigate, according to California Highway Patrol. 

The FAA said in a statement only the pilot was on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. 

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.