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Rough Landing Near Thief River Falls

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 A Thief River Falls father and daughter are lucky to be alive tonight after crashing their single engine Cessna this morning 11 miles west of their hometown.

Pilot Kenneth Asp and his daughter Mallory had gone out for a quick flight to check field conditions this morning. They intended to set down at their farm's landing strip but found the cross winds were too strong.

They then tried to land on a highway near their farm, but clipped a power line and wound up upside down in a nearby field, heavily damaging the plane. Fortunately, both father and daughter were able to walk away uninjured.

Daughter Mallory Asp told Valley News Live's Neil Carlson she feels very fortunate and happy to be alive.

The crash remains under investigation by the FAA.



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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened an investigation into a plane crash near Thief River Falls around 11 a.m. this morning, when a plane flipped over while attempting to land in a field. An FAA spokesperson says the pilot walked away uninjured.

FAA records indicate that the aircraft, a '74 Cessna 172M, was registered to Kenneth Asp of Thief River Falls.

The FAA has not yet released the name of the pilot involved in the accident.

Valley News Live has a reporter en route to Thief River Falls. Check back later this evening for updates!


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