Pilot Dead Following Plane Crash at Western Minnesota Airport

Updated: July 11, 2019 08:48 PM

HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot has died in an ultra-light plane crash at a municipal airport in western Minnesota.
The plane crashed after noon Thursday at Hawley Municipal Airport.
Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says the pilot was the only person aboard and died at the scene. His name, age and hometown were not released.
Empting says the plane started on fire after the crash. A bystander was treated for minor burns after helping the pilot.
Airport manager Lisa Jetvig says the plane crashed south of the airport's single runway. The Federal Aviation Administration is on scene and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.
The airport is west of Hawley on U.S. 10. The airport's runway is closed.
Hawley is about 22 miles east of Moorhead.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


For First Time in 20 Years, DPD Will be Fully Staffed

Duluth Single-Use Bag Fee Vote Tabled

Duluth Authorities Locate Missing Person

Twin Ports Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day

Funeral Arrangements for Jackson Pfister

1 Killed, 4-Year-Old Girl Seriously Injured in Cass Co. Crash