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Sheriff says 3 dead in Minnesota small plane crash

Mar 21, 2012, 8:52 PM

GLENCOE, Minn. (AP) – Federal investigators have arrived at a single-engine plane crash in Minnesota that killed all three people aboard.

McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann (RAY’-muhn) says the plane went down in a field about four miles north of Glencoe, which is about 50 miles southwest of Minneapolis. Rehmann says witnesses reported hearing a popping noise and then the impact of the plane crashing. He says the plane broke apart and there are no survivors.

Rehmann says all three victims were adults. Names of the victims have not been released.

The sheriff says investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration arrived about 3 p.m. Wednesday. He says the National Transportation Safety Board also is expected to investigate.

The FAA says the crash was reported at 11:12 a.m.

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