Plane Crash

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Michele Bachmann Compares Obama To Germanwings Pilot On Facebook

Michele Bachmann did not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, but she is still offering her thoughts on the political scene via her verified Facebook account. One of her most recent posts compared the performance of President Barack Obama to that of the pilot who authorities believe deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps last week.

04/01/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Killed In Plane Crash Near Pine River Regional Airport

Two people were killed Friday after a plane crashed about a quarter mile south of the Pine River Regional Airport, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities received a report of the incident at about 6:30 p.m. Friday.

03/29/2015

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4 Things To Know: Germanwings Plane Crash, MLS Announcement & More

Here is a look at the four stories you need to know about for Wednesday, March 25.

03/25/2015

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NTSB: Canopy Problem Caused Deadly Sauk Rapids Plane Crash

Authorities said a plane that crashed into a house in Sauk Rapids this past summer, killing two people aboard, likely had a problem with its canopy.

03/11/2015

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Harrison Ford Survives Crash-Landing On Golf Course

The doctor who helped treat Harrison Ford after his vintage plane crash-landed on a golf course says he found the actor slumped over in the cockpit but conscious. Spinal surgeon Sanjay Khurana was golfing next to Santa Monica Airport when he saw the plane “belly flop” and rushed to the fairway where it came to rest.

03/06/2015

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Report: Harrison Ford Injured In Plane Crash

The actor Harrison Ford is reportedly in critical condition after he crashed a small plane Thursday afternoon on a California golf course.

03/05/2015

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Sheriff: Friends Were Flying Plane To Alaska When It Crashed

Wisconsin authorities say two friends were flying a recently purchased airplane to Alaska when it crashed, killing the pilot’s father. Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick released the names of the three people involved in Monday’s crash in central Wisconsin.

01/27/2015

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Missing Plane Found Crashed In Wis. Farm Field; Pilot Dead

A missing single-engine plane was found in a Pierce County, Wisconsin, farm field on Saturday. The dead body of the pilot, Richard Schweitzer, 73, of Watersmeet, Michigan, was found at the crash site.

10/26/2014

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Wisconsin Teacher Rescues Crashed Pilot From Lake–And His Dog

A Wisconsin elementary school teacher is being called a hero after he rescued a pilot whose small plane crashed into a lake.

10/24/2014

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Coast Guard Searching For Wis. Plane

The Coast Guard is looking for a small plane that took off from Wisconsin and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The plane left the Waukesha Airport in Milwaukee Saturday afternoon. It failed to land at a Virginia airport as scheduled, and crossed into a restricted air space near Washington, D.C.

08/30/2014

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3 Minnesotan Victims Of Plane Crash Lived Full, Adventurous Lives

Three Minnesota adventurers are being honored by friends Sunday evening. Their plane went down during a fishing trip in Canada. Nikolas and Teresa Rajala, who had a logging business, died alongside their close friend, Lynn Bohanon, who was a pharmacist and pilot.

08/10/2014

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Family Member: Plane Crash Victims Loved Outdoors

A family member of two of three Minnesota residents killed in plane crash in Ontario says they loved the outdoors and going on adventures.

08/10/2014

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Pilot Suffers Non-Life Threatening Injuries In Rush City Plane Crash

Authorities said a pilot suffered non-life threatening injuries after a plane crashed at the Rush City Airport Saturday night. The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a plane crash at the airport at about 7:13 p.m.

08/10/2014

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3 Minnesotans Killed In Ontario Plane Crash

Ontario Provincial police say three Americans have died in a plane crash in northwestern Ontario. Police said search and rescue squads located a downed Cessna 182 just after 4 p.m. Friday on Chappie Lake, south of Kenora, Ontario.

08/09/2014

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2 Rescued After Ultralight Plane Crash In Crow Wing Co. Lake

Two people were pulled from a Crow Wing County lake Friday night after the ultralight plane they were riding in crashed. According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. in Agate Lake in Deerwood, Minn.

08/05/2014

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Minn. Pilot Critical Injured In New Mexico Crash

A single-engine plane crashed while landing at a northern New Mexico airport, injuring all four people aboard, including one critically. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the pilot was hospitalized in critical condition while the three passengers on the plane suffered less serious injuries in the crash at the Las Vegas airport late Wednesday.

07/03/2014

Duluth Plane Crash

Plane Wreckage Pulled From Lake Superior

Two large pieces of the single-engine plane that crashed into Lake Superior earlier this month, killing the pilot, have been recovered. The victim of the crash was 47-year-old Alexander Georg Obersteg of Steinfeld, Germany.

06/24/2014

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Exchange Student Died In Sauk Rapids Plane Crash

A German foreign exchange student was one of the two victims when a plane crashed into a house last week. The experimental plane went down Friday night in Sauk Rapids.

06/23/2014

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Authorities Still Identifying Plane Crash Victims

Authorities are still working on identifying at least one of two victims of a small plane crash in Sauk Rapids. The St. Cloud Times reports one victim has been preliminarily identified, but officials aren’t going to release that information until the IDs of both victims are known.

06/22/2014

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2 People Dead After Plane Crashes Into Sauk Rapids Home

Two people whose plane crashed into a Sauk Rapids, Minn. home Friday night have died. According to the incident report, Sauk Rapids police responded to a call about a plane crash around 8:26 p.m. in the 700 block of Garden Place. Two people were sightseeing in a small, single-engine private plane when the plane crashed into a residential home.

06/21/2014

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Plane Crashes Into Sauk Rapids Home, Starting Fire

Emergency crews are on the scene after a plane crashed into a home in central Minnesota. The crash happened Friday evening in Sauk Rapids, near the area of 18th Street and 9th Avenue North, Benton County Dispatch said.

06/20/2014

Duluth Plane Crash

Sheriff: German Man Died In Lake Superior Crash

Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say the pilot who died when his plane crashed into Lake Superior last weekend was from Germany. The St. Louis County sheriff’s office identifies the man as 47-year-old Alexander Georg Obersteg of Steinfeld, Germany.

06/11/2014

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Pilot Unhurt In Vintage Plane Crash In Minnesota

A Wisconsin pilot is OK after a vintage plane crashed during the Rush City Fly-in in east-central Minnesota over the weekend.

06/09/2014

Duluth Plane Crash

Specialized Divers Begin Plane Crash Recovery

Two commercial divers with expertise in deep diving have been hired to recover the body of a pilot whose small plane crashed into Lake Superior.

06/09/2014

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Body Recovered After Plane Crashes In Lake Superior

A body has been found in the wreckage of a plane in Lake Superior. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 11:24 a.m. Saturday reporting that a single engine aircraft had taken off from the Duluth International Airport, gone off the radar and was believed to have crashed into Lake Superior.

06/08/2014

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