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Wisconsin family killed in plane crash Sunday

Associated Press

FOLEY, Minn. -- A Wisconsin couple and their daughter died in a plane crash Sunday near this central Minnesota city.

The plane -- a single-engine Cessna 172 -- went down in a soggy field around 4 p.m., crashing about two miles south of Foley.

The plane had been rented in Superior, Wis., and was expected at the St. Cloud Airport at 3:30 p.m., according to St. Cloud Aviation, which handles charter flights at the airport. It left Bong Airport in Superior at about 3 p.m. The family had been scheduled to return to Superior at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Friends were waiting for the family at the St. Cloud airport. At 5 p.m., officials told them about the crash.

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The victims' identities were not immediately released.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were expected to arrive today.

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