Pilot injured in Mankato plane crash

A pilot was injured in a plane crash Tuesday night at the Mankato Regional Airport.

The crash happened at 7:48 p.m. as the 78-year-old male pilot attempted to land the single-engine plane.

The pilot, who was the only person on the plane at the time of the crash, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Mayo Clinic.

The aircraft, a 1997 Vans 6A, is based out of the Mankato Regional Airport and is not associated with the Minnesota State University, Mankato aviation program.

Jeff Johnson, Director of Public Works said the plane came to rest in a field adjacent to the landing strip.

More details about the crash are pending an investigation from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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