Pilot injured in plane crash near Granite Falls | News, Sports, Jobs

GRANITE FALLS — A Granite Falls man was injured in a plane crash Friday morning east of Granite Falls Airport, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office said.

Pilot Steven Lundquist, 67, was airlifted to a hospital in Robbinsdale, the sheriff’s office said.

Around 7 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting a plane crash in a field east of the Granite Falls airport. The caller reported there was a man walking near the crashed plane with cuts to his head, the sheriff’s office said.

Lundquist was treated at the scene of the crash and then airlifted by North Memorial Air Care to North Memorial Hospital, the sheriff’s office said. Lundquist was flying a 1971 American Aviation AA-1A two-seater plane, the sheriff’s office said.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted and will investigate the crash, the sheriff’s office said.

Granite Falls Police, Granite Falls Fire Department, Granite Falls Ambulance, Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol all responded to the scene of the accident.

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