Crop Duster Knocks Out Power to Central NE Towns

crop-dusterElectricity has been restored to the central Nebraska towns of Ravenna and Pleasanton after a crop-dusting plane clipped a line and knocked out power.

The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department says the pilot wasn’t injured and the plane landed safely. The accident occurred north of Pleasanton around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Dawson Public Power District says a transmission switch north of Pleasanton also was damaged.

Nebraska Public Power District spokesman Mark Becker says power was restored to its Ravenna customers by 5:45 p.m. Dawson district spokeswoman Marsha Banzhaf (BAHN’-shahf) says all of its customers in the area had their power back on by 10 p.m.