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Investigators probing why plane crashed in field

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — Federal investigators are trying to determine why a small plane crashed in a field just near the Faribault Airport.

The Rice County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the 2017 Piper single-engine plane took off from the airport Thursday afternoon and crashed into a plowed field about a half-mile from the runway. The plane’s two occupants, 25-year-old pilot Skyler Hackett of Prior Lake and 33-year-old passenger Todd Guyette of Osceola, Wisconsin, were not hurt.

The sheriff’s office says the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Traffic Safety Board are investigating the incident.