WINDOM, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities say a small plane crashed Sunday morning, killing the pilot after taking off from a southern Minnesota airport. There were no passengers on board.

The Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Department says in a release that law enforcement began searching after a report there was no radio contact with a plane scheduled to depart from the Windom Airport.

Windom is located about 150 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. The site of the crash was located at 7:43 a.m. Authorities say the pilot was dead at the scene.

No further details were immediately available.

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