Sunday, June 13, 2021

Incident occurred June 13, 2021 in Columbus, Anoka County, Minnesota

Lino Lakes, Minnesota (KROC-AM News) - Anoka county officials say the pilot of an ultralight aircraft escaped with only minor injuries following a crash this morning.

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says deputies, along with Lino Lakes Police Officers and firefighters responded shortly after 9 AM to reports of a plane crash. A news release says it appears the pilot was taking the aircraft for a test flight when he lost power and crashed.

The man, whose name has not been released, was able to walk away from the wreckage and suffered just minor injuries. Officials say the crash occurred in a suburban area along I-35 north of Lino Lakes. It remains under investigation.


COLUMBUS, Minnesota (FOX 9) - A pilot suffered what deputies are calling minor injuries after a crash landing Sunday morning just west of the I-35 split in Anoka County, Minnesota.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded just after 9 a.m. for the report of a small plane that crashed in a ditch off of 145th Avenue NE near Lyons Street in Columbus, Minnesota.

Investigators say the pilot was taking his ultralight aircraft for a test flight when it lost engine power shortly after takeoff.

After the crash, the pilot was able to escape the wreckage with only minor injuries. It doesn't appear anyone else was hurt in the incident.

The cause of the crash is now under investigation.

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