Both the FAA and NTSB are investigating after Saturday’s crash near Flying Cloud Airport.
Author: Diane Sandberg (KARE11)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Three people were rushed to the hospital Saturday night after a small plane crashed near Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie.
According to the Eden Prairie police department, around 9:40 p.m., emergency crews were called to an area west of Spring Road for a plane crash.
Information from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) noted that the plane was a single-engine Socata TB-21 Trinidad TC and flight records show it departed from the Fairmount Municipal Airport just before 9 p.m. Saturday.
Officials said the plane was “fully engulfed” in flames when they arrived at the scene. The three occupants of the plane were taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center. The extent of their injuries is unknown, but police described them as “non-life-threatening.”
No other property was damaged in the crash and no other injuries were reported, police said.
“It’s pretty mangled,” said Vincent Tasche, who lives near the scene. “It’s amazing they walked away from that.”
Spring Road was closed from Eden Prairie Road and Mitchell Road and also at Charlson Road for several hours while the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated Saturday night
Spring Road reopened on Sunday morning, police said.