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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. – A pilot of a crop-spraying plane escaped serious injury Tuesday when his airplane crashed in a corn field in eastern Yellow Medicine County, according to Sheriff Bill Flaten.

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Pilot Bryce Orwick, 47, of Clara City, was able to walk away from the airplane after it crashed west of Hanley Falls about 4:10 p.m. Tuesday. He was transported to the Granite Falls Municipal Hospital for treatment and was later released, according to the sheriff’s office.

A 911 caller said the plane appeared to have hit a guy-wire for a high voltage power line and knocked down one of the power lines.

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