Field owner, farmer talk after plane crash

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BISMARCK, Ill. (WCIA) — Two days after a plane crash in a Vermilion County field, the name of the owner and where it landed has been released. It happened in a bean field near county roads 2550 North and 2000 East. 

Wade Mead owns the field and leases the land to local farmer Mike Cunningham, who said the plane was crop duster hired by Ceres Solutions. Cunningham said officials told him Saturday the pilot, who was the only person on the plane, broke his leg. No one else was hurt. 

The FAA is investigating the crash and, as of Sunday, the plane was still in the Bismarck field. Cunningham says the damage is minimal but expects it will change when officials remove the plane. He says that should happen in the next couple days. 

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