By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A pilot is dead following a small plane crash Sunday morning in southwestern Minnesota.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says a single-engine Piper PA-32 crashed shortly after taking off from the Windom Municipal Airport. Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office says crews started looking after they learned that there was no radio contact with the plane. They found the wreckage at 7:43 a.m. in a field six miles north of the airport.

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The sheriff’s office says the pilot of the plane was dead at the scene. There were no passengers.

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The FAA says the plane was headed to an airport in McMinnville, Tennessee. An investigation is ongoing.

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