MILAM COUNTY - A pilot is recovering after crashing his crop duster in Milam County.
According to the FAA and Department of Public Safety, 62-year-old Richard Ranspot clipped a barbed wire fence shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday while crop dusting a field off FM 485.
The single engine, Cessna 188 AG Husky crashed.
Ranspot was airlifted to St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan where he's listed in stable condition. According to a woman who works in the crop dusting industry, Ranspot suffered a punctured lung and multiple broken bones.
The plane was built in 1979 and is registered to Spot-Air LLC out of Burlington, about 30 miles east of Temple
The FAA is investigating the crash.
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