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Iowa couple survives crash of small plane in Minnesota

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Eveleth plane crash, Iowa couple involved
Two survive crash of small plane in Minnesota


EVELETH, Minn. (KBJR) -- The Eveleth Police Department released a statement Monday identifying the occupants of the plane crash that happened near Clyde Road and Bodas Road.

One occupant has been identified as the pilot, 73 years old Richard Zahasky, and his 68-year-old wife, Roseann Zahasky of Iowa.

Both have been treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries and have since been released.

It was reported that the airplane had been heading back to Iowa when the plane experienced engine problems and the pilot attempted to land at the Eveleth-Virginia airport.

The accident remains under investigation by the FAA.


EVELETH, Minn. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say two people survived the crash of a small plane in northeastern Minnesota.

Tower Municipal Airport manager John Burgess says the Piper PA-32 departed early Sunday afternoon, destined for somewhere in Wisconsin.

KBJR-TV reports Burgess says no flight plan had been filed. The crash was discovered a couple of hours later near the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport about 34 miles to the south.

St. Louis County Under Sheriff Dave Phillips said a deputy found the wreckage of the plane, where a small fire burned. Phillips said it's a miracle the two onboard survived.

There was no immediate word on their conditions.

Associated Press

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