Pilot escapes burning plane following crash

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Aircraft clips power line, crashes in cornfield...

A Pearsall agri-pilot narrowly escaped with his life after the cockpit of his plane became engulfed in flames following a crash on Tuesday, May 21.

The pilot, identified as 34-year-old Joshua Bell, was performing a routine spray of a cornfield when his plane struck a power line on the southeast side of the county.

According to a witness at the scene, the wheel of the plane Bell was operating clipped a nearby power line, became entangled and forced the aircraft to come down in the field. It subsequently caught fire.



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