WINSTED, Minn. (WCCO) — Authorities say one of the two people involved in a small plane crash in Winsted, Minn. Monday afternoon has died.
According to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, 80-year-old Robert Kooiman, of Eden Prairie, was piloting a Hoffmann Model HK 36R Super Dimona with 54-year-old Randall Kooiman as his passenger.READ MORE: Election Questions: How Are Ballots Counted? How Do Campaigns Get Our Phone Numbers?
The plane was traveling from Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie to the Winsted Airport when it crashed into a cornfield about a 1/4-mile away from the airport, according to authorities.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: State Plan To Vaccinate Kids 5-11 For COVID-19 Includes 1,100+ Health Providers, In-School Vax Clinics
The crash happened after 3 p.m. Both were flown to Hennepin County Medical Center.
On Tuesday morning, the sheriff’s office said that Robert Kooiman had died of his injuries. The condition of Randall Kooiman was not released.MORE NEWS: St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell Won’t Seek 2nd Term In June: 'This Isn’t Goodbye'
The Federal Aviation Administration is currently investigating the crash.