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Pilot Ticketed in Crop Dusting Accident
Pilot Ticketed in Crop Dusting Accident

A pilot is being accused of violating the Illinois Pesticide Act. 

Josh Pavia has been ticketed for accidentally spraying more than 70 teenagers with fungicide in late July. The teens were working in a Champaign County field detasseling corn.  Pavia was flying a crop-duster for North Carolina based Atlantic Ag Aviation.

Police say Pavia isn’t facing criminal charges, he was ticketed on an Ag violation and could face a fine up to 750 dollars.