Contact Us

UPDATE: Authorities ID Pilot Killed in Crash Near Brainerd

Fousa, flickr

BRAINERD (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot who died in a plane crash near Brainerd.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office says 55-year-old Dan Steffen, of Crosslake, died at the scene Sunday morning on Upper Whitefish Lake.

His passenger, 61-year-old Frederick Hammer Jr., also of Crosslake, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He’s expected to recover.

The plane was described as an amateur-built Sky Star Kitfox 4.

The Crow Wing County sheriff’s office, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!