FAA at scene of Ellendale plane crash

Published 5:00 am Friday, February 3, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration is at the scene where a small plane crashed Thursday night west of Ellendale.

The pilot, whose name has not been released, walked to a nearby residence, where law enforcement was notified. The person was later airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center.
The pilot’s condition was unavailable as of press time.

The FAA had reported a plane missing at 8:15 p.m. to the Rice Steele 911 Center, according to the Steele County Sheriff’s Office.

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According to a press release, the scene is under FAA command and is secured by the Steele County Sheriff’s Office with assistance by the Minnesota State Patrol, Waseca County Sheriff’s Office, Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and Ellendale fire and ambulance.

The public was asked to avoid the immediate area of the crash.

Look to the Tribune for more information as it becomes available.