MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One person suffered minor injuries after a small plane carrying two people crashed about 10 miles east of Hibbing Friday afternoon, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. Friday in Clinton Township.
When authorities got to the scene, the pilot, a 59-year-old Chisholm man, told officers his cockpit filled with smoke after an apparent engine failure. After making an emergency landing in a farm field, the plane struck a barbed wire fence and flipped over.
The pilot was not injured in the crash. A passenger, a 39-year-old man from Keewatin, suffered a minor laceration while getting out of the overturned plane.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the crash is under investigation at this time.