Robert Waring was admitted to Christiana Medical Center in critical condition.

UPDATE:

Delaware State Police have released additional information on Wednesday’s crop duster crash.

Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said the preliminary investigation showed the crash took place at about 9:30 a.m. as Robert W. Waring, 52, of Carlisle, Pa., was flying over a corn field belonging to Papen Farms at 900 Mahan Corner Road.

Flying a 1964 Grumman G-164 fixed wing aircraft over the field, Waring completed his spraying run and began to pull up. He clipped some electrical wires on the west side of the roadway and lost control, causing the aircraft to crash into a bean field on the west side of Mahan Corner Road, Fournier said.

Waring was freed from the aircraft by members of the Marydel Fire Company and initially taken to Bayhealth Hospital-Kent Campus before being flown to Christiana Medical Center. He was admitted there in critical condition.

Delaware Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control personnel went to the scene due to the pesticides and insecticides being carried on the aircraft.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Troopers with the Delaware State Police are on the scene of a small plane crash southwest of Sandtown.

Troopers with the Delaware State Police are on the scene of a small plane crash southwest of Sandtown.

Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said the crash took place at about 9:20 a.m. July 19 as a privately owned crop duster went down in a bean field just off Mahan Corner Road, east of Still Road.

The plane was carrying one individual, who was taken to an undisclosed hospital. There is no information available as to the extent of his injuries, Fournier said.

The investigation is in its early stages and more information will be released when it becomes available.