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Small plane crashes into high-voltage power line near Shakopee

Updated: November 23, 2019 10:33 PM

The Shakopee Fire Department responded to a small plane crash Saturday afternoon in Scott County.

Fire officials say shortly before 4 p.m., firefighters responded to a small plane crash in a high-voltage power line in the 2500 block of 150th Street W. in Louisville Township. 

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According to a news release from Scott County, an initial investigation indicates that the plane, a single engine prop Piper Cub was traveling south when it hit a cluster of power lines and became suspended on a guideline, upside down.

Once the power line was shut off, the pilot was rescued from the plane.

The pilot, identified as 65-year-old Thomas Koskovich, of Shakopee, did not sustain any injuries as a result of the event. He was the lone occupant inside of the aircraft. 

"This incident could have been much worse," said Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen. "We are grateful the pilot was able to walk away without any injuries."

The investigation into the crash was been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

KSTP.com is working to confirm more details. Be sure to refresh your page for the latest information. 

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