Small plane crashes in Cass County

Photo Courtesy: Cass County Sheriff Office

CASS COUNTY, Mich. -- Cass County Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reported at approximately 1:37 p.m. on Sunday that a small aircraft crashed in Edwardsburg.

Police say they responded to the crash near the 27000 block of Indigan Lane.

The pilot, 68-year-old Ralph Edward Lutes of Shipshewana, was transported to an Elkhart hospital, police say.

Police report that the plane was crop dusting a potato farm with fungicide before crashing into a wooded area.

The extent of injuries sustained by Lutes is currently unknown.  

This crash is still under investigation by the FAA.

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