VIDEO UPDATE: Seven Walk Away from Crash Landing Near Moorhead Airport
A plane with seven men on board crashed in a field just to the east of the Moorhead Airport and it sent emergency crews into action.
Rescue crews responded to the field at 70th Street and 40th Avenue South in Moorhead just after 6:30 p.m.
Authorities say everyone was able to get off of the plane on their own.
The pilot was taken to the hospital to be checked out for minor injuries but none of the others were seriously hurt.
Authorities were concerned about the damage to the plane.
“There’s a slight gas leak to it now,” said Lt. Mark Empting with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. “The fire department has been out there. They did check it along with calling the state duty officer. At this point, it doesn’t appear to have any hazard of catching fire or anything like that.”
The FAA will investigate.
It is not known if the fog played a part in the crash.
Law enforcement and rescue squads are on the scene of a site near the airport where a plane crashed before 6:20pm Wednesday night.
Crews responded to 70th Street and 40th Avenue South in Moorhead.
Clay County Deputies tell KVRR’s Nick Broadway that after preliminary inspection of the plane’s damage, the pilot made a crash landing.
There were six other passengers on the plane but no one was seriously injured.
Deputies say all were able to walk away from the plane but one person did need to be taken to the hospital.
At this time, investigators are not sure if fog or the weather played a factor.
Hear from rescue squads on KVRR Local News at 9.
We will update you with any details that come into the newsroom.
Law enforcement and rescue squads are on the scene of a possible crash site near the airport.
Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist is on the scene and a command post has been set up.
Multiple agencies from the surrounding communities of Moorhead, Dilworth and Glyndon are responding including police, ambulances and fire.
We have a crew on the scene and will give you an update as soon as it becomes available.