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Crop-duster spraying Manitoba field shot at several times; man facing charges

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PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. - Charges have been laid after shots were fired at a crop dusting aircraft in southern Manitoba.

Mounties say the plane was spraying a field near Fortier in the rural municipality of Portage la Prairie on Wednesday when it was hit in the side and bottom by gunfire.

The pilot wasn't hurt.

RCMP searched a home and some buildings in the area and seized a gun and ammunition.

Luc Arnal, a 51-year-old area resident, is facing charges that include endangering an aircraft.

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