7 killed in plane crashes in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities say two small planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircraft.

The Polk County (Wisconsin) sheriff’s office says a single-engine Beechcraft plane carrying four people crashed Monday evening in a field near Amery, Wisconsin, about 50 miles northeast of Minneapolis. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and found the victims’ bodies inside.

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