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2 people rescued from small plane crash near Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport

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CREDIT: Carah Sandra

EVELETH, MN -- Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a plane crash southeast of the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport Sunday afternoon.

According to the manager of Tower Municipal Airport, John Burgess, the Piper PA-32, took off from the Tower Municipal Airport between 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday destined for somewhere in Wisconsin.

Piper PA-32 (File Photo)

No flight plan had been filed, Burgess said.

The crash happened sometime after 3 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Bodas and Clyde Roads in Fayal Township, according to preliminary reports.

St. Louis County Under Sheriff Dave Phillips said a deputy discovered the wreckage of the plane, which was still on fire. "It's a miracle the two people on board survived," Phillips said.

Their conditions weren't immediately known.

According to CBS 3 Meteorologist Kaitlyn Moffett, weather quickly deteriorated between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon with storms developing across parts of the Iron Range.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

Kevin Jacobsen

News Director

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