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SUTTER COUNTY, CA - A pilot killed when his crop duster went down in the area ofNicolaus Avenue and Highway 70inEast NicolausMonday 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.

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