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UPDATE: Two people killed when small plane crashes into Sauk Rapids home

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Aerial view of plane crash site Friday evening/Courtesy KARE Minneapolis Aerial view of plane crash site Friday evening/Courtesy KARE Minneapolis
SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (KTTC/AP) -- Authorities are still working to identify at least one of two victims of a small plane crash in Sauk Rapids.

According to reports, one victim has been preliminarily identified, but officials aren't releasing that information until the IDs of both victims are known.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

The Brumwell RV-6 experimental airplane crashed into a house after it flew near an Allegiant Air flight from Mesa, Arizona.
The NTSB tells the Star Tribune that authorities will look into whether the second aircraft may have played a role. Allegiant officials are cooperating with the NTSB.

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Two people were killed Friday evening when their small plane crashed into a house in the central Minnesota city of Sauk Rapids.  The crash set off a huge explosion and fire.


Sauk Rapids Police Chief Perry Beise said Saturday the people in the single-engine plane were sightseeing in the area prior to crashing Friday night. The victims' names have not been released.

Beise says there was one person inside the home, which was set ablaze by the crash. The man was able to evacuate through a window.  The homeowner, Jiff Hille, told the St. Cloud Times Friday evening that it was his brother-in-law and confirmed he was about to get out safely.


Beise says the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.

Neighbor Courtney Breth told WJON-AM she saw the small, white plane come around a larger plane then turned and "went straight down."


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