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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities said the pilot of a small plane has died after it crashed in a church parking lot southwest of Minneapolis.

Law enforcement said the plane had just taken off from the Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie when it went down about 11 a.m. Wednesday, killing the only person on board.

The crash happened north of Highway 212 outside the Resurrection Life Church.

Firefighters and police were called to church after the pilot reported a fire shortly after taking off. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash.


Posted Oct. 4, 2017 at 11:53 a.m.:

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities said a small plane has crashed in a church parking lot southwest of Minneapolis.

Police and fire personnel are on the scene of the crash north of Flying Cloud Airport and Highway 212 in Eden Prairie. The Star Tribune reports the plane went down outside Resurrection Life Church about 11 a.m.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 18 for the latest information.

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