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Small Plane Crash Lands In Hutchinson; 2 Injured

HUTCHINSON, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — A single-engine homebuilt airplane with two people aboard has crashed at the Hutchinson Municipal Airport, but police say no one was killed.

The crash was reported around 3:45 p.m. Thursday at Butler Field. At that time, authorities received the report of an airplane that appeared to be going down and smoke coming from the apparent crash site.

When emergency responders arrived, they found a damaged airplane with two occupants outside of it being cared for by employees of Life Link, who are stationed at the airport.

The occupants have been identified as David Wayne Walters of Oregon and Jean Louise Galloway of North Carolina. Both were conscious and alert before being taken to Hutchinson Health Care by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

It was not immediately known if the plane was landing or taking off.

The FAA and Hutchinson police will investigate the crash.

Hutchinson is about 45 miles west of Minneapolis.

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