Pilot Dies and Passenger Injured in Small Plane Crash

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A small experimental aircraft crashed into Upper Whitefish Lake near Brainerd on Sunday, killing the pilot and injuring the passenger.

The plane, a fixed-wing single engine Skystar Kitfox 4, crashed into the lake at around 9:50 a.m., and was found submerged approximately 75 yards from shore, MPR News reported.

The pilot, a 55-year-old man from Crosslake, died in the crash and the passenger, a 61-year-old man also from Crosslake, was injured and taken to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, where he is being treated for serious injuries, the Star Tribune said.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was amateur-built in 2008, MPR reported.

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