MILLERSBURG, Ore. - A pilot escaped injury when one of his crop duster's brakes failed as he attempted to land Thursday morning.
Kent Wooldridge, 68, of Albany lost control of his single engine Grumman Ag Cat as he applied the brakes near the end of his private runway. One of the brakes failed, causing the aircraft to spin. The plane crashed into a shallow ditch and came to a halt nose-down in a patch of blackberry bushes.
The crash damaged the propeller and wings, but the pilot was uninjured.
KVAL News spoke to Wooldridge about the crash. Watch KVAL 13 TV News and KVAL.com at 5, 6 and 11 Thursday to hear his story.