Third plane crashes in Minnesota in as many days

Published 10:00 pm Monday, July 30, 2018

BRAINERD — Authorities are investigating a plane crash in Minnesota, the third in as many days.

Officials said no one was seriously injured when a plane went down while attempting to land at an airport in Crow Wing County Monday.

The Federal Aviation Administration said two people were on board the fixed-wing, single-engine airplane when it crashed about 11 a.m. near the Brainerd airport. Investigators were on the way to the crash scene.

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Over the weekend, two small planes crashed in western Minnesota’s Douglas County, killing one of the pilots. The sheriff’s office said a 64-year-old pilot from Alexandria, Kenneth Ryan, died when his plane crashed Saturday night in LaGrande Township.

On Friday night, an 18-year-old pilot from Minnetonka, Maxwell Guderian, lost power and landed in Lake Winona near Alexandria. He was standing on top of the plane when emergency responders arrived.