PIPESTONE COUNTY, Minn. (KMSP) – Seven people were killed in two crashes involving small planes in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday, the first crash in Polk County, Wis., the second a few hours later in Pipestone County, Minn. None of the individuals killed in the crashes have been identified.
4 killed in Alden Township, Wis.
Four other people were killed in another small plane crash on Monday night just east of the Minnesota border in Polk County, Wis.
Polk County sheriff’s officials confirmed the small plane crashed near Alden Township, Wis. on Monday around 5:30 p.m., about 30 miles northeast of Hudson.
Witnesses indicated that the single-engine airplane nose-dived and crashed in a field north of 30th Ave. and east of 150th Street.
“Deputies responding found a single engine Beechcraft aircraft burning in the field. When the fire had been extinguished by responding fire units, the remains of 4 occupants were located in the airplane,” Polk County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
The Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office, FAA and NTSB are investigating along with the sheriff’s office.
3 killed in Holland, Minn.
Three people died after a small plane went down in a cornfield in southwest Minnesota on Monday night.
Pipestone County sheriff’s officials said the small fixed-wing airplane went down in a corn field south of Holland, Minn. around 8:13 p.m., and first responders located it on a waterway in Grange Township Section 13, about 55 miles northeast of Sioux Falls, S.D. The occupants, a pilot and two passengers, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The Pipestone County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.
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