Grand Forks County Fatal Aircraft Crash
NARRATIVE: On 09/12/2023, at approximately 3:30 PM, the North Dakota Highway Patrol,
along with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office and Manvel Fire Department, responded to
a report of a downed aircraft approximately 20 miles northwest of Grand Forks, ND. An
agricultural aircraft (crop duster) was found crashed in a farm field. The pilot was the lone
occupant of the aircraft and died at the scene. The pilot was identified as Tyler Johnson, age
33, of Grand Forks, ND.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
are investigating the crash.