Plane crashes shortly after takeoff from Brainerd airport

It's the third plane crash in Minnesota since Friday night.
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Emergency responders are on the site of a reported plane crash near the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport.

According to the Brainerd Dispatch, a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff at about 10 a.m. Monday. The plane went down east of the airport and Hwy. 210. 

The newspaper reported hearing scanner traffic say two people were injured in the crash, but the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office has yet to issue a formal announcement. 

It's the third plane crash in Minnesota since Friday, with previous two happening in a close proximity of each other near Alexandria. 

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The first involved a teenage pilot from Minnetonka, who crashed a single-engine plane into Lake Winona on the west side of Alexandria at around 7 p.m Friday. The teenager survived and was able to stand on top of the plane while a rescue boat was sent to retrieve him. 

The second happened at 7:25 p.m. Saturday on in La Grande Township, which is just west of Alexandria. The pilot in that crash did not survive. His plane struck a power pole and crashed into a ditch, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said. 

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