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Plane catches fire after crash at northern Minnesota airport; people on board escape

LONGVILLE, Minn. - A small airplane was reported on fire after a crash at a northern Minnesota airport Tuesday afternoon.

LONGVILLE, Minn. - A small airplane was reported on fire after a crash at a northern Minnesota airport Tuesday afternoon.

At 12:53 p.m. the Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an airplane crash at the Longville Airport, which is about an hour southeast of Bemidji. The pilot and passenger, from Denison, Iowa, were transported to the Brainerd Hospital, according to a release from the sheriff's office. Longville Fire Chief John Welk said the airplane was fully engulfed in fire, but the pilot, his passenger and their dog were already outside of the aircraft when the fire department arrived.

Chief Deputy Erick Hoglund said the pilot and the passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries, but further information could not be released as the crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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