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Plane crashes near Blue Earth airport

BLUE EARTH — A plane crashed into a field four miles south of Blue Earth near the airport Sunday night.

The pilot, identified as Robin Hermanson, 67, of Garretson, South Dakota, and two passengers, Tim Lippert, 67, and his 13-year-old son, both of Easton, were treated and released at the scene by United Hospital Ambulance, according to the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office.

The scene is being secured by the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office until the Federal Aviation Administration completes the investigation into the crash.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Blue Earth Police Department, the Minnesota State Patrol, United Hospital Ambulance and the Blue Earth Fire Department.