Crop duster pilot killed in North Dakota plane crash identified

September 14, 2023

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Authorities have identified the pilot who died in the crash of a crop duster plane in Grand Forks County as 33-year-old Tyler Johnson of Grand Forks.

The Sheriff’s Department says the plane went down in a farm field southeast of Ardoch, near the Grand Forks/Walsh County Line shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the cause of the crash.