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Small plane crash kills 3 in North Dakota

By Martin Smith
Small plane crash kills 3 in North Dakota
A Piper Cherokee, similar to the one pictured, crashed in North Dakota, killing three. File Photo by Alistair Scott/Shutterstock

WISHEK, N.D., June 10 (UPI) -- Three people died, including the 20-year-old pilot, after a small plane crashed into a lake in North Dakota.

The incident happened near the town of Wishek on Thursday afternoon.

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The 1964 Piper Cherokee went down into May Lake while en route to Bismarck. Authorities say complications during takeoff from Wishek's airport resulted in the crash.

Both passengers, a 39-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy, were also killed.

Their names have not been released.The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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