Body of Missing Pilot, Plane Found

Body of Missing Pilot, Plane Found Click to Enlarge

(Learfield) Search teams in Carlton County have located a plane that took off from Moose Lake Wednesday but never arrived at its destination in Crystal.

The sheriff's office says the aircraft was found partially submerged in the Moose Horn River this morning (Thursday) not far from the airport runway.

The body of a pilot believed to be 65-year-old Thomas Stillwell of Plymouth was recovered from the plane.

An autopsy is being performed for positive identification and to determine the official cause of death. The investigation continues and the F-A-A and N-T-S-B are also sending investigators to Minnesota.

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