Jan 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm
LAMBERTON, Minn. (AP) - The pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing on a Redwood County highway before striking several trees and rolling over.
Sheriff's officials say the pilot, 63-year-old Gary Debaun of Lakeville, suffered only minor injuries.
Authorities say Debaun was piloting a fixed-wing Pitts Special SPS Thursday when he experienced mechanical problems. He landed the plane on Highway 14 in Lamberton Township, lost control, entered a ditch, hit several trees and flipped.
Sheriff's deputies say the plane was a total loss. Debaun was the only one in the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
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