Hundreds turn out to remember ag pilot

Morse's ashes spread over field during flyover


Last updated 7/21/2022 at 7:53am

Donald Marshall | Special to The Journal

Four local aviators participated in flyovers Saturday, July 16, in honor of Gavin Morse, a Lind ag pilot who died when his crop-dusting plane, an Air Tractor AT602, crashed earlier this month.

LIND – Hundreds turned out Saturday, July 16, to remember a local pilot and family man who died in a plane crash earlier this month.

Gavin Morse, 38, of Lind, died July 2 when his Air Tractor AT602 agricultural plane went down in a field in the 300 block of Lind-Warden Road, near the North Roxboro Road intersection, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Morse, a cropduster known throughout the region, was remembered at the GEM Air, Inc., complex east of Warden. He co-owned the company with his wife, Erin Morse.

"Hundreds were in attendance," Donald Marshall said in an email to The Rit...

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