Report: Pilot killed in crop duster crash was Lawrence County airport director

Report: Pilot killed in crop duster crash was Lawrence County airport director
Anthony Cottingham died in a plane crash on Sept. 2, 2019. (Source: Decatur Daily)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Franklin County deputies confirm a pilot was killed when his crop duster crashed.

The crop duster went down in a cornfield near County Line Road in Russellville between Franklin and Lawrence counties. It happened around 9 a.m. Monday.

The pilot was identified as Anthony Cottingham.

Our news partners at the Decatur Daily report that he was the director of the Lawrence County Airpark in Courtland. Click here to read that story.

Deputies say when they arrived they saw smoke and flames coming from the plane.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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