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1 Dead and 2 Injured in Minnesota Plane Crashes

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Authorities are working to ID an individual found dead in a single-engine plane crash that occurred in western Minnesota.

Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said that officials are working to identify the person and the plane to see if it is a plane that was missing during flight between Superior Wisconsin and Moorhead.

The downed plane was spotted by a search plane at the end of March just four miles south of Hawley. When authorities checked it out, they found a body inside.

Bergquist said that the plane was reported missing and that the pilot, whose name has not been revealed, was going to visit family in Moorhead. His family said he never made it and they had last heard from him over Park Rapids, which is 150 miles west of Superior.

At the same time in western Minnesota, authorities in Douglas County are investigating another plane crash near Alexandria in Lake Latoka.

The crash in the Lake Latoka area occurred approximately the same time as the Hawley crash. Several witnesses to this crash called 911 and it was found that two individuals on the plane sustained minor injuries. They did not require medical attention.

The pilot of the second plane said they were on approach to the Alexandria Airport when sudden mechanical issues developed. The pilot managed to get control of the plane and deploy its parachute. Of the individuals on that plane were two adults and two children.

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