Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pilot, 83, not injured in 1-seat plane crash: Brooten, Pope County, Minnesota

BROOTEN — An 83-year-old pilot walked away from a plane crash in eastern Pope County near Brooten Tuesday morning.

The Pope County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot’s one-seat plane crashed after striking an electrical line and coming to rest in the ditch just north of Pope County Road 8.

The pilot received minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

For most of the morning, an online outage map by Xcel Energy reported various outages affecting as many as 34 people.