At least two people died on Sunday when a small plane crashed at Faribault Municipal Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Four people were on board when the plane went down, but FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro said officials did not know the condition of the other two on board. Local authorities said there were no survivors.
The Cirrus SR22 plane was registered to Mayo Aviation in Aberdeen, S.D., and is equipped with a parachute that deploys from the back of the aircraft. The four-seat personal aircraft burst into flames and scattered debris across the air field when it crashed just off the runway around 3 p.m., shutting down the airport for rest of the night.
My thoughts and condolences go out to the families of the victims.