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Officials Release Ages of People in Owatonna Plane Crash

Posted at: 04/29/2013 4:22 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- On Saturday at 11:20 A.M. the Owatonna Police Department, Owatonna Fire 

Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the Owatonna Degner Regional Airport regarding an airplane crash.
 
Responding agencies located a single engine aircraft in a grassy area north of main runway taxiway. The aircraft had extensive damage to the engine compartment, landing gear and left wing. 
 
The single engine Piper Cherokee aircraft was flown by a 59-year old male pilot. There were two additional passengers in the aircraft, a 53-year old male and a 16-year old female.
 
The pilot in the crash suffered facial injuries and was transported to the Owatonna Hospital 
by personal vehicle. Both passengers also suffered minor injuries.
 
The investigation into this crash is being conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration 
(FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); the Owatonna Police 
 
Department is assisting with this investigation. Representatives from the FAA were on-site at 
the airport late this morning to examine the aircraft and crash site.