1 killed in small-plane crash near Easton, Minn.


The pilot of a small plane was killed Sunday night when the aircraft crashed in a field about three miles south of Easton, roughly 100 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, the Mankato Free Press reports.

The Faribault County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call at about 7:30 p.m. about the crash, the newspaper reported. Emergency crews pulled the pilot from the plane and the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the pilot has not been released. KEYC-TV in Mankato said officials confirmed it was an adult male. A sheriff's department official said it was an experimental plane.

The aircraft's departure and planned arrival sites were not immediately available.

Federal Aviation Administration official are expected to investigate. More details were expected Monday.

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