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One dead in western Minnesota plane crash

Pilot killed after hitting a power pole.

Posted: Jul 29, 2018 10:06 AM

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — A pilot has died in a plane crash in western Minnesota.

Douglas County sheriffs' authorities say 911 callers reported the crash just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday in LaGrande Township. Medical crews arrived and found the pilot dead.

The pilot was the only person in the plane. Authorities say the plane apparently struck a power pole before landing in a ditch.

The name of the pilot was not released. Federal authorities will investigate.

It was the second plane crash in Douglas County in two days. On Friday night, a single-engine plane crashed into Lake Winona in Alexandria. The 18-year-old pilot survived that crash.

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