MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man killed in a Princeton plane crash Monday has been identified.

The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. just west of the runway at the Princeton Municipal Airport, a city official said.

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According to Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren, the initial call to police reported smoke and fire coming from the aircraft, which was 400 to 500 yards off the runway.

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Lindgren said the pilot was traveling to North Dakota for a hunting trip. It’s unclear if the plane took off before the crash.

The pilot, identified as 51-year-old Kevin Covlin, died of injuries suffered in the crash.

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The only passenger on the plane was a dog, who survived inside of a kennel. The dog was taken to a local vet.