Pilot hospitalized

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

MAHNOMEN — A pilot is hospitalized after a small plane crashed in northwestern Minnesota.

The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call Tuesday night about the crash five miles south of Mahnomen near the Mahnomen County Airport. Deputies found the plane in a field. Two employees of the Minnesota Department of Transportation traveling on Highway 59 saw the crash and pulled the pilot from the wreckage.

Sheriff Doug Krier said the pilot was in stable but serious condition when he was flown to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. He’s identified as 56-year-old Mark Habedank of Twin Valley. He remains hospitalized but his condition is not being released.

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