Small Plane Crashes in Whitefish Chain of Lakes, Kills Pilot
One man is dead and another injured after a small plane crashed Sunday on Upper Whitefish Lake, about 25 miles north of Brainerd.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office says it was called to the east end of the lake near the peninsula just before 10 a.m. Sunday.
According to the FAA the Skystar Kitfox 4 fixed-wing, single-engine plane was submerged about 75 yards offshore.
The pilot, a 55 year-old Crosslake man was pronounced dead on the scene. His passenger, a 61 year-old Crosslake man, was transported to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, the FAA and NTSB are looking into the cause of the crash.
No one else was hurt.
Upper Whitefish Lake is part of the Whitefish chain of Lakes near Crosslake. The area is heavily populated in the summer with cabin goers and vacationers.