Two People Die in Fairbault Plane Crash
Two people were killed when a small plane crashed Sunday afternoon at the Fairbault, Minn municipal airport, startribune.com reports.
Two other people survived the crash, although authorities had not released the identities of the victims.
The Cirrus SR 22 plane, according to KSTP.com was a four-seat single engine plane and registered to Mayo Aviation in Aberdeen, S.D, according to a spokeman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The plane was 26 feet long and had a wingspan of about 36 feet, according to the story released on Star Tribune's website.
Each Cirrus SR22 is equipped with a large parachute which can be deployed to help lower the aircraft to the ground and according to photos taken on-scene the parachute was deployed from the plane as it was burning at the crash site.
I looked at the print and broadcast differences for this local story by comparing the KSTP.com website (broadcast) and the startribune.com website (print). Surprisingly, the KSTP.com website contained more detailed information such as the make of the plane and how big it is and the fact that it contained a deploying parachute. The startribune.com report did not include as much information. However, it was an initial report since this accident happened later today. I would imagine that the story in tomorrow's paper will be a lot more in depth.