CRYSTAL, Minn. (WCCO) -– A plane crashed Saturday evening at the Crystal Airport leaving the plane’s pilot and a passenger injured.

The crashed happened around 6:40 p.m. on the Crystal Airport runway, and it involved what a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) form describes as an experimental fixed wing single-engine plane.

That form also shows that the plane was built by its registered owner.

People living near the west side of the airport noticed the plane having problems in flight and called for help, police said.

“We were called by several people, neighbors to our dispatch, saying a plane looked like it was going to crash,” said Crystal Police Deputy Chief Stephanie Fealy.

Fealy said that one of the plane’s passengers appeared to get out of the plane when emergency crews appeared.

Both of the two injured were taken to the hospital. Their conditions have not yet been made available.

The FAA is investigating crash.

Comments (5)
  1. Matt says:

    This is why you don’t attempt to build your own aircraft…

    1. george jetsen says:

      He was a trained fighter pilot in Vietnam and a highly trained aircraft engineer. Its called risk taking and accidents, and they happen, know your stuff before you comment on things you know nothing about.

  2. Jerry says:

    Where would we be if the Wright Brothers took your advise?

  3. Jim Schnacky says:

    I served n in the USAF I think part of any kind of Flying is a Risk factor no matter if your Flying a LSA which R experimental or a highly sophisticated fighter jet like the F-16 which also has room for stuff to go wrong, I would say that LSA’s or experimental s don’t have much “TEST Pilot” factors being done with them like that of the F-16 or our standard GA aircraft like Cessna’s Beech’s ,Piper’s basically U the builder of it R the Test Pilot and it takes a professional test pilot to figure out all of that one particular Aircrafts configurations to see what its capability s R in certain Wind conditions Etc, Etc…so in closing I guess I would leave that kind of stuff to the Chuck Yeager’s of the World…

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