Pilot injured in plane crash claims mechanical problems, according to Green County sheriff

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A pilot who crashed into a farm field in Green County Tuesday afternoon claims the plane had mechanical problems, according to Green County Sheriff Jeff Skatrud.

Skatrud said two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash, which was reported by the pilot via cell phone Tuesday afternoon around 12:20 p.m.

It happened on County Road FF between Monroe and Albany.

Pilot injured in plane crash claims mechanical problems, according to Green County sheriff

The location of the cellphone call was determined to be from a farm field along County Highway FF, east of Balls Mill Road, between Monroe and Albany. The pilot reported that he and his passenger suffered injuries but both were alert and conscious, Skatrud said.

The plane took off from Rochester, Minnesota. The sheriff said the final destination is still unclear, but online flight path data shows a flight from Rochester headed to Chicago Midway International landed near the Monroe Municipal Airport.

Pilot injured in plane crash claims mechanical problems, according to Green County sheriff

The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating. The names of the pilot and the passenger are expected to be released Wednesday.

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