Small plane crashes in Eden Prairie; two injured

A twin-engine airplane crashed Thursday after take-off from Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, the Pioneer Press reported.
The pilot, Alvin Bites, 56, and passenger, Timothy Jacobson, 58, were rescued from the plane by emergency workers and remained conscious and alert. They were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, and were in stable condition as of Thursday night.
The crash occurred around 2:50 p.m., when the Beechcraft plane headed to New Richmond, Wis., ended up partially submerged after landing in a swampy area along the Minnesota River. The plane had just taken off from the airport when it lost power and crash-landed, the Star Tribune said.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, and a spokesperson for the FAA said the plane was owned by a Farmington company.
The plane was said to be in good condition, and it was unclear whether the breezy weather at the time was a factor.

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