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Pierce County Sheriff's Department responds to plane crash, no one injured


Pierce County (Press Release) - On February 15th 2013 at 9:39pm the Pierce County Sheriff's Department was notified of a plane crash at the Red Wing Region Airport. Upon arrival it was determined that a single engine plane was attempting to land when the landing gear had failed, causing the plane to skid down the runway coming to a stop in the middle of the runway. Both occupants of the plane were uninjured. The pilot was identified as Steven Hiltner age 30 of Rosemount Minnesota and the passenger was Corey Stever of St. Paul Minnesota. The FAA was contacted and the plane was removed by Siewerts Towing of Red Wing to a secure location pending an investigation of the FAA.

Assisting at the scene was the Ellsworth Fire Department, FAA, along with Red Wing Regional Airport Staff.

Crash remains under investigation by the FAA, and Pierce County Sheriff's Department.  

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