RUTHTON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a plane crash in southwestern Minnesota that left the pilot dead.

The Pipestone County Sheriff’s Office says the crop-dusting plane crashed Friday morning near Ruthton.

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Authorities say the pilot, 68-year-old James Arnt of Worthington, clipped a guy wire to a tower and crashed into a field. He died at the scene.

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The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are helping in the investigation.

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