Pilot dies in ultralight aircraft crash at Hawley Airport

The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
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One person died in an ultralight aircraft crash in western Minnesota on Thursday 

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the pilot was killed when the aircraft crashed at the Hawley Airport around 12:30 p.m. Emergency responders arrived at the crash site and found a bystander who suffered minor injuries while pulling the pilot from the burning wreckage.

The pilot was alone in the aircraft when it crashed, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The bystander suffered minor injuries and was treated and released. 

It's unclear what led to the crash and the incident remains under investigation by the local sheriff's office and the FAA. 

Hawley is located between Detroit Lakes and Fargo in western Minnesota. 

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