Michigan Man Dies in Crop Duster Crash in Branch County

Courtesy: WWMT

A man is dead Sunday after a crop duster crash in Southern Michigan.

The crash happened just outside of Bronson in Branch County around 5:30 Saturday evening.

WWMT reports a source close to the investigation says Phillip Ching of Elsie was piloting the crop duster and died in the crash.

Witnesses say Chine was working on applying chemicals to crops, but when he went to turn into another row, the plane crashed into the field.

Michigan State Police, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating what happened.