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Pilot injured after small plane crashes in west-central Minnesota

The pilot of a plane that crashed Friday morning near the Granite Falls Airport was treated at the scene and then airlifted to North Memorial in Robbinsdale, according to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office.

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GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — A pilot was airlifted to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale following a plane crash around 7 a.m. Friday just east of the Granite Falls Airport, according to a news release from the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office.

Steven Lindquist, 67, of Granite Falls, was flying a small 1971 American Aviation AA-1A two-seat plane when it crashed in a field, according to the news release.

Lindquist exited the plane and was walking when someone called to report the crash, according to the news release. He was treated at the scene before being airlifted by North Memorial Air Care. His medical status is unknown.

The FAA has been contacted and will be investigating the crash.

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