WILLMAR, Minn. – The Federal Aviation Administration issued a preliminary report Thursday, Oct. 19, that a plane crashed the previous day in a field near the Wastewater Treatwater Facility, located west of the city.
The FAA report said two people were in the plane, a C150 Cessna which made a forced landing in a soybean field along 75th Street Southwest. The FAA said one person had minor injuries, and the other person was uninjured.
The plane sustained substantial damage, according to the FAA report. The plane is owned by Todd Michael Asche of Spicer.
The plane is a fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft manufactured in 1968 by Cessna, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.
The aircraft engine was a 0-200 series model manufactured by Continental Motors of Mobile, Alabama.
KWLM Radio reported that Eric Rudningen, of Kerkhoven, was on board and suffered a bump on the head. Rudningen and his business partner Paul Beck own Oasis Aero Inc. and serve as the fixed-base operators at the Willmar airport.