6 walk away after small plane crashes in Minnesota field


Federal aviation investigators are probing a weekend plane crash in a snow-covered bean field about 45 miles west of the Twin Cities.

Six people walked away without injury after a small twin-engine Piper fixed-wing plane lost an engine and had to make a belly-flop landing in farmer Wally Kerber's field near Winsted, Minn., FOX 9 reported.

"It was a good thing he landed out there," Kerber told FOX 9. "Plenty of room, as long as he didn't crash."

The plane had been headed from Jamestown, N.D., to Buffalo, Minn. The Associated Press reported that at least a few of those aboard the plane were employees of a drilling company.

The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to another field crash not long ago. In September 2011, a man died after a plane crash near Winsted.

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