Minnesota Pilot Found Dead

His plane went missing around La Crosse, Wisconsin

It has been reported by the Associated Press that a Minnesota pilot was reported missing near La Crosse was found dead.

Officials with the La Crosse Sheriff’s Department say they received a call just after noon Thursday, about a missing single-engine plane. Officials pinged the pilot’s cellphone and located the plan in a corn field near Holmen around 6:15 p.m. The pilot was the only person on board.

The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office identified the pilot as 56-year-old Loren Ross Larson of Kerkhoven, Minn., located in Swift County.

Larson took off from Willmar, Minnesota on Thursday morning and had been scheduled to stop at the La Crosse airport before jetting off to Appleton.

The cause of the crash is unknown. National Transportation Safety Board investigators were expected to visit the scene Friday.

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