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Photo Courtesy of the Slope County Sheriff's Department Above is what remains of a plane flown by Boyd Trester on Tuesday. Trester walked away from the crash with only a scratch, but the plane is totaled.

Western North Dakota pilot OK in spray plane crash; plane demolished

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A Sentinel Butte man whose plane crashed in Slope County Tuesday morning walked away from the accident with nothing more than a scratch on his hand. Boyd Trester, 67, said he was spraying crops by Rainy Butte, west of New England, when his plane lost engine power.


"I'm climbing up Rainy Butte to turn and go back and when I got close to the top I'm adding power and I didn't have it," Trester said Thursday. "I lost power on top of the turn."

It is unclear why it lost power.

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