SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. - Two crop dusters belonging to the same company crashed just hours apart within a half mile of each other Monday.
Both planes experienced problems with their engines, according to Steve Anderson, owner of Anderson's Flying Service of Yuba City.
The first plane crashed south of Riego Road and west of Highway 99 around 7:30 a.m. The pilot was unhurt. He said his engine seized, so he dumped his load of chemicals and set the plane down. During the emergency landing, the plane's wheel caught an edge and tipped the plane forward. A crane was brought in to remove the plane by mid-morning.