At least 1 dead in small plane crash north of the Twin Cities

Published 3:22 pm Saturday, October 14, 2017

RAMSEY — Authorities say at least one person died when a small plane crashed into the Mississippi River near Ramsey, north of the Twin Cities.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said the plane struck a set of power lines and went down into the water around 5:30 p.m. Friday. Authorities do not know how many people were aboard the plane.

The sheriff’s office said a woman was pulled from the water by witnesses. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released.

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Authorities said dive teams will be on scene Saturday to try and find the aircraft. The recovery efforts are being hampered by high water levels and rapid current on the river.

Officials have not determined the plane’s departure point or destination.