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CLARK, S.D. (AP) — Federal authorities will be investigating a plane crash in northeastern South Dakota that sent two people to a Watertown hospital.

Clark County Airport Manager Doug Hansen tells The Associated Press the male pilot suffered an apparent minor head injury and a female passenger was taken to the hospital as a precaution. He says both were alert and talking after the crash about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The sheriff’s office identified the two people as 53-year-old Alan Johnson of Morris, Minn., and his 32-year-old niece, Nicole Heinrich. It was not clear where she is from.

Hansen says the two-seat Beechcraft propeller plane apparently experienced a fuel problem while traveling from Pierre to Morris and then stalled while trying to land, hitting the ground and cartwheeling. Hansen says the plane was destroyed.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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