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Pilot treated after ultra-light loses power, flips in field near Bunde, Minn.

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

BUNDE -- The person piloting an ultra-light aircraft was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained when the craft lost engine power and crashed into a field Saturday north of Bunde.

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According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's office, dispatch received a 911 call around 3:45 p.m. Saturday that a small aircraft had landed about a half mile north of State Highway 7 and County Road 1. The pilot, who was not identified, attempted to land the plane. Upon impact with the ground, the aircraft flipped onto its top.

The Clara City ambulance, police and fire departments, along with the Minnesota Duty Officer and the Federal Aviation Administration, also responded to the crash.

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