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UPDATE: 3:10 P.M. WITH VIDEO: Plane crashes on Lake Latoka Friday

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More information has been released about a single-engine, fixed-wing airplane that crashed on northwest Lake Latoka in Alexandria shortly after 10:30 a.m. this morning.


No serious injuries were reported.

The pilot was Hamid Reza Abbasi, 54, from Alexandria and Edina. He was flying with his wife and their two juvenile children.

The plane, built by Cirrus Design Corporation, was en route to the Alexandria Airport when it crashed, according to a deputy at the scene.

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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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