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3 Injured in Crash Landing of Small Plane

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) -- A four-passenger airplane had a rough landing returning to Minnesota from the Vikings-Packers game in Wisconsin.

The pilot missed the runway while landing in heavy fog at the Rochester airport Sunday evening. Rochester fire officials say the plane bounced and flipped end-over-end in a field before coming to rest on its top.

The Olmsted County sheriff's office identifies the pilot as 23-year-old Scott Lebovitz of Owatonna. The Post-Bulletin says Lebovitz was not hurt.

Three passengers -- 36-year-old Daniel Cronk, 38-year-old Alan De Keyrel and a 9-year-old boy, all from Byron -- were taken to a hospital with bumps and bruises.

The pilot was able to call 911 for help. The plane left Austin Straubel Field near Green Bay, Wis., before the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.


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