No major injuries after small plane crashed, caught on fire in Brandon

BRANDON, Minn. — An airplane crashed and caught on fire in Brandon, Minn. at around 1 p.m. Saturday.

All occupants were out of the plane and not requesting medical assistance when the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash.

The plane, piloted by 53-year-old Paul Erickson of Alexandria, was a single engine Piper PA-18 Super Cub.

Erickson said he was attempting a takeoff and experienced momentary engine failure. He then attempted to land and struck a small pole and brush at the end of the grass runway.

The plane came to rest and immediately started on fire.

Erickson and his passenger, 15-year-old Alicia Erickson, were able to exit.

Erickson was uninjured and Alicia sustained a small burn to her leg.

Both were evaluated on scene by ambulance personnel and released without transport.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the FAA and NTSB.

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