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Pilot killed in small plane crash in southwestern Minnesota

The crash happened just after 7 a.m. Sunday.
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Stock image of a Piper PA-32 plane. 

A pilot was killed in a small plane crash that was found in southwest Minnesota on Sunday morning. 

The pilot was the only person flying in the Piper PA32 aircraft that crashed in a field near Windom, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Cottonwood County Sheriff's Office reported that the wreckage was found around 7:45 a.m.

Authorities were first alerted to the situation when Windom Municipal Airport lost radio contact was lost with the flight just after 7 a.m. The crash site was just over two miles north of the airport. 

The identity of the pilot has not been released. 

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