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UPDATE: Authorities ID Pilot Killed in Crash Near Brainerd

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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.

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