A helicopter pilot is fighting for his life after crash-landing in a field near Waddell.  Director Chris Hegstrom with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot was operating a crop duster when it went down. The pilot, who was the lone occupant, was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.  It’s

unclear whether engine failure or other mechanical issues caused the aircraft to crash.  An investigation is underway.

Kris Dugan