Nathaniel Alan Brown
A crop duster pilot was killed when his biplane crashed in the area of Nicholas Drive and Highway 70 in east Nicolaus, May 21, 2012.
SUTTER COUNTY, CA - A pilot killed when his crop duster went down in the area of Nicolaus Avenue and Highway 70 in East Nicolaus Monday morning has been identified as 50-year-old Nathaniel Alan Brown of Sacramento.
No information was provided on a possible cause of the crash, which occurred about 6:40 a.m., according to the Sutter County Sheriff's Department.
Brown worked for Farm Air more than 20 years.
"We've never lost a pilot. It's pretty shocking. We're just sitting here staring at each other," said one co-worker.
The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the cause of the crash.