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UPDATE: Plane crash on Mississippi River confirmed

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Winona Co., MN (WXOW) - UPDATE: The Winona County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a two-person plane crashed in to the Mississippi River, just after 8 a.m. Sept., 4, in the Twin Bluffs area of the Great River Bluffs State Park.

Authorities say it happened as the pilot tried to land on the water, but the plane's front landing gear wheels locked up before its pontoons where able to touch the water. The plane then flipped over nose-first. 

The pilot was the only one on board, and was rescued by nearby fishermen. He was unharmed, and did not need medical attention. 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating.


A two-person plane crashed into the Mississippi River and was discovered by passing boaters around 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

Tri-State Ambulance tells News 19 it received a call from Winona County regarding the crash around 8:15 a.m. Upon arrival, the lone occupant of the plane was on land and uninjured and did not require medical transport.

The closest landmark to the crash, according to Tri-State, is the Twin Bluffs area of the Great River Bluffs State Park.

The crash remains under investigation.

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