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Three People From Twin Cities Dead In Small Plane Crash Near Duluth

HERMANTOWN, Minn. — Three people are dead after their small plane crashes into a house in Hermantown, Minnesota, late Saturday night. The airplanes pilot was 32-year-old Tyler Fretland of Burnsville. His passengers were 32-year-old Alyssa Schmidt of St. Paul and her brother, 31-year-old Matthew Schmidt of Burnsville. The Cessna 172 disappeared from radar just before midnight and first responders found…

Pilot of small plane that crashed in Minnesota dies

HUTCHINSON, Minn. – One of two people injured in a small plane crash in McLeod County earlier this week has died. Authorities say Richard Jolkovsky died from injuries caused by a single-engine plane crash south of Hutchinson.  The 61-year-old Avon man was piloting the plane. A 24-year-old passenger remains hospitalized in stable condition. The plane had taken off from Flying Cloud…

Investigators find no mechanical problems in UND plane crash

BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal investigators have found no mechanical problems with the plane in a crash that killed a student at the University of North Dakota’s aerospace school last month. John Hauser was a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in commercial aviation. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board found that he turned around the Piper airplane he was piloting…

UPDATE: Victims of Plane Crash in Victoria, MN Identified

VICTORIA, Minn. (AP) —  A relative has identified three people killed in the fiery crash of a small plane in southeastern Minnesota as a surgeon from Omaha, Nebraska, and two of his family members from Wyoming. Jo Mertes, of Mantador, North Dakota, told the Star Tribune Sunday that her nephew, 42-year-old Jacob Mertes and his 37-year-old wife, Sara Mertes, of…

Small plane crashes into Victoria, Minnesota home

VICTORIA, Minn. (AP) – Officials say a single-engine plane crashed into a Victoria, Minnesota home Saturday evening. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was en route from Alexandria Municipal Airport to Eden Prairie’s Flying Cloud Airport when it crashed before 6 p.m. The FAA noted that it is in the early stage of its investigation but was not aware…

Video: Small plane crash lands on Twin Cities highway

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (KVRR) – A small plane landed and hit a vehicle on Interstate 35W in the Twin Cities area Wednesday. The single-engine Bellanca Viking temporarily closed part of the highway in Arden Hills. Two people were onboard.  No injuries were reported. The pilot was 52-year-old Craig Gifford of Minneapolis. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation and Safety Board…

Fargo Man Dies In Plane Crash In Foggy Western North Dakota

It remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol and FAA

DUNN CENTER, N.D. — A Fargo pilot is killed in a plane crash in fog in Dunn County. The Highway Patrol says 43-year-old Christopher Hans took off in the dark from a private runway Saturday night. The Piper Pacer plane crashed into an adjacent hill, killing Hans. The crash site is about eight miles southeast of Dunn Center. It remains…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Taken to Hospital After Plane Crash in Tennessee

Earnhardt's sister tweeted that "everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation."

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn.–Dale Earnhardt Jr. was taken to a hospital after his plane crashed in east Tennessee. The NASCAR television analyst and former driver’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that “everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation.” Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire…

Plane Crash Near Wyndmere, ND

Two people aboard a small plane that went down near Wyndmere, North Dakota are believed to be okay. 

WYNDMERE, N.D. (AP) _ The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a small plane has gone down in a field in Richland County. Sgt. Wade Kadrmas says the two occupants were taken to a Fargo hospital for evaluation, but appeared to be OK. The plane went down in a field near Wyndmere Thursday morning. Kadrmas says the plane belongs to the…