Police: Iowa couple's plane crashed after reported engine problems

The FAA is investigating the July 5 plane crash near the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport. The FAA is investigating the July 5 plane crash near the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport. |  Photo: Northland FireWire

Updated: July 06, 2020 08:36 PM

The Eveleth Police Department said the plane that crashed near the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport was reportedly having engine problems. 

EPD said Monday that 73-year-old Richard Zahasky and 68-year-old Roseann Zahasky were heading home to Decorah, Iowa. 

"It was reported the plane had taken off from the Tower, MN airport heading back to Iowa when the plane experienced engine problems and the pilot attempted to land at the Eveleth-Virginia Airport," a press release from Eveleth Police said. 

The Zahaskys were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released. The St. Louis County Undersheriff called it a "miracle." 

Investigators with the FAA are on scene. 

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