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Forum staff reports, Published October 20 2011

Plane left unattended, upside down after crash

WOLVERTON, Minn. – The pilot of a one-seat small plane was nowhere to be found after passersby saw the plane resting upside down north of here Thursday.

The plane appeared to have landed near an unused sugar beet storage station a few hundred feet from U.S. Highway 75 and 120th Street North and then flipped over its nose.

The plane had slight damage to its nose and tail. It was left unattended in the field Thursday.

The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office said no reports of a crashed plane were received.

Individuals who stopped at the scene Thursday said the pilot was not seriously injured and was believed to be back at his home in Fargo.

Registration inside the plane indicated the plane was registered in Willow, Alaska.