BRAINERD (AP) — A small plane crash has injured two people near Brainerd.

Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard says the plane crashed at a private grass airstrip late Wednesday morning.

Goddard says the plane with two people aboard was coming in for a landing when too much brake was applied, causing the plane to nose dive at a slow rate of speed.

The pilot had a laceration on the forehead and was taken by ambulance to an emergency room. The co-pilot suffered minor cuts and scratches.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

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