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Incident Brief: Statement Regarding Plane Crash in Eden Prairie
Shortly after takeoff from Flying Cloud Airport, the pilot of a small, single-engine aircraft reported a fire on board. The plane crashed near a wooded area in the Resurrection Life Church parking lot at 16394 Glory Lane, and the pilot did not survive. There were no passengers and no other injuries or property damage resulting from the crash.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, State Patrol and Metropolitan Airports Commission are assisting Eden Prairie Police with the initial crash investigation, and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner will identify the victim.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will conduct a complete investigation.
No further details are available at this time.