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A small plane ended up in some trees about five miles north of Parkers Prairie Wednesday. (Echo Press photo by Lowell Anderson)

UPDATE 12:45 P.M. THURSDAY: Pilot identified in fatal plane crash near Parkers Prairie

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The pilot who was killed in a small plane crash in rural Parkers Prairie on Wednesday night has been identified as 41-year-old Adam Menze of Ottertail. He was alone in the plane.


Gayle Snook, who lives at 59196 County Highway 40 north of Parkers Prairie, reported the crash to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office at about 6:30 p.m. after hearing a loud noise and finding some debris in his driveway.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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