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Officials: Pilot injured in McLeod County crash of small plane has died

Sheriff’s officials say one of two people injured in a small plane crash in McLeod County earlier this week has died.

Authorities say Dr. Richard Jolkovsky died of injuries he suffered Monday afternoon when a single-engine plane went down south of Hutchinson. The 61-year-old CentraCare cardiologist was piloting the plane. A 24-year-old passenger remains hospitalized in stable condition.

The aviation-tracking website FlightRadar24.com reported that the plane left Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie and retraced its path at times before crashing in a rural part of the county. Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.



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