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Published October 11, 2010, 08:17 AM

2 hurt in small plane crash in Rice County

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a bean field south of Lonsdale in Rice County after hitting some power lines. Two people suffered minor injuries.

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a bean field south of Lonsdale in Rice County after hitting some power lines. Two people suffered minor injuries.

The Rice County Sheriff's Department says it happened about 2:15 p.m. Sunday. The initial investigation suggests the plane hit a power line then hit a combine working in the field.

The combine driver was not hurt, but the pilot and his passenger were taken to a hospital in New Prague with minor injuries.

They were identified as 66-year-old Martin Curtis of Montgomery and 58-year-old Roxanne Rossini of Prior Lake.

The sheriff's office says federal aviation officials are expected to begin their own investigation of the crash on Monday.

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