Sep 8, 2011 at 8:58 am
WINSTED, Minn. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a small plane crash that killed an 80-year-old man in McLeod County.
According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office, Robert Ray Kooiman, of Eden Prairie, died at the Hennepin County Medical Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
The McLeod County sheriff's office says the plane went down a quarter of a mile west of the Winsted Airport runway at about 3:15 p.m. Monday.
Kooiman was the pilot. The passenger, 54-year-old Randall Robert Kooiman, was taken by helicopter to the medical center. A message left there Wednesday to get an update on his condition wasn't immediately returned.