A 23-year-old pilot lost control of his cropduster and it became tangled in powerlines along Viola Road in Palouse, Washington Tuesday evening.
Michael Meines told Whitman County Deputies he lost airspeed around 7 p.m. and struck a power line. The aircraft's propeller became tangled in the lines and caused it to cart-wheel when its wheels hit the ground. The plane came to rest in an upright position.
Meines was able to climb from the wreckage and walk to a nearby house for help. He was transported to Pullman Regional Hospital and treated for minor cuts and bruises.