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Plane crashes at Northwest Angle


Two people were injured in a plane crash that occured over the weekend at the Northwest Angle.

According to Lake of the Woods County Sheriff Gary Fish, a 911 call came into his office at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 22. The caller reported a plane crash with what they said was multiple injuries.

Ronald D. Davidson, 74, of Holt, Minnesota, was piloting the plane when it went down in the water of Lake of the Woods near Sunset Lodge on Oak Island, in about eight feet of water.

Davidson reported having landing gear issues prior to the crash.

Two passengers in the plane were injured, although the extent of their injuries is unknown. According to Sheriff Fish, both were transported to Altru Hospital in Roseau. The sheriff’s office is not releasing the identities of the passengers at this time.

According to Sheriff Fish, Davidson was not injured in the accident.

The incident remains under investigation.

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