HAWLEY, MN (KFGO) – The pilot of a small ultralight aircraft is dead after crashing at the Hawley airport.  The aircraft caught fire.

Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says a bystander who pulled the victim from the burning aircraft had minor injuries.

The crash, on airport property north of Hwy. 10, was reported at about 12:30 p.m. Thurs.

Deputies, Hawley HERT (Hawley Emergency Rescue Team) and the state patrol all responded to the scene.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and FAA are investigating.