Three confirmed dead in Houston County plane crash

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Three people were killed in a plane crash Friday afternoon in southeastern Minnesota.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board will begin their investigation on Saturday.

The Winona Daily News reports that the Houston County Sheriff's Department confirms the plans crashed around 4:30 p.m. near Caledonia. It was en route from Troy Mich. to the Houston County Airport.

The crash occurred within a mile of the airport.

Airport manager Brian Pogodzinsi said the airport is unmanned and pilots are not required to file flight plans.

The six-seater is registered to Garlam Aviation Co., located in Troy, according to FAA records.

WXOW in LaCrosse, Wisconsin reports that a farmer found the crash site, but did not hear the crash and was not sure when the crash occurred.

The Rochester Post Bulletin says the crash reported about a mile south of the Houston County Airport near the Iowa border.

It's the second small plane crash in a week reported in Minnesota, as a father of four was killed in a plane crash, earlier this week near Princeton.

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