MN Crash Kills 3 Including Couple With North Dakota Ties.(VIDEO)
Thanks to cameras on every business, parking lot, street light, and so many residential homes, we're witnessing some of the most astonishing video footage of events as they actually occur.
This is a video you truly will not believe.
The pilot and his two passengers were killed in the fiery crash. What's impossible to believe is that nobody on the ground was injured. Many in the neighborhood came rushing to try and assist the passengers in the plane. The home did start on fire and required the Victoria Minnesota Fire Department to douse the flames. Here's the incredible YouTube video..
The accident happened at 5:40 PM on Saturday...KVRR reports
The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was flying from Alexandria Municipal Airport to Eden Prairie’s Flying Cloud Airport before 6 p.m. Saturday when it went down and burst into flames in Victoria, a city of 7,300 about 25 miles southwest of Minneapolis.
Three people were on the private plane. Piloting the plane was a surgeon from Omaha, Nebraska and the two passengers were family members. All three died in the crash and were identified by a North Dakota woman...
Jo Mertes, of Mantador, North Dakota, told the Star Tribune Sunday that her nephew, 42-year-old Jacob Mertes and his 37-year-old wife, Sara Mertes, of Libby, Montana, died along with her nephew’s 72-year-old stepfather, Dr. James Edney, who was piloting the plane.
Victoria Minnesota is a city of about 7,300 and is located 25 miles southwest of Minneapolis. If you're curious, Mantador is 10 miles Northwest of Hankinson in Eastern North Dakota.
It does seem that the doctor managed to take the plane down in an area just large enough to save the lives of those on the ground. If there's any comfort to find in that.