One person dead after plane crash near Windom

WINDOM – A plane crash Sunday morning near Windom claimed the life of one person.

According to the Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office, a Piper airplane left the Windom Airport at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday, and by 7:05 a.m., the sheriff’s office was notified there was no radio contact with the plane.

Authorities located the plane at 7:43 a.m. three miles north of the Windom Airport. The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene, and there were no passengers.

The name of the pilot has not yet been released by authorities.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, led by the National Transportation Safety Board. Assistance at the crash site was provided by the Windom Police Department, Windom Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, the FAA and the NTSB.

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