HANLEY FALLS - The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a plane crash reported Tuesday west of Hanley Falls, the Sheriff's Office said. The plane's pilot, a 47-year-old Clara City man, was taken to Granite Falls Hospital to be treated for injuries, the Sheriff's Office said.
Around 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, the Yellow Medicine Sheriff's Office received emergency calls reporting a crop dusting airplane crashed in a cornfield. Callers reported that the plane appeared to have hit a guy wire for a high voltage power line and knocked down a power line. Callers also reported that the pilot had gotten out of the plane after the crash and was walking on a nearby road, the Sheriff's Department said. The pilot, Bryce Orwick of Clara City, was transported to the Granite Falls Hospital.
The crash is being investigated by the FAA and the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office. The Hanley Falls Fire Department and First Responders, Clarkfield Fire and Ambulance, and the Minnesota State Patrol all responded at the scene of the crash.