BLAINE, Minn. (KMSP) - One person was injured when a plane crashed at the Anoka County Airport in Blaine, Minnesota Thursday morning.
The plane crashed and caught fire while approaching the runway at 11:05 a.m. Two people driving by the airport saw the crash occur and jumped over the fence to render aid to the pilot, according to Blaine Police Chief Brian Podany.
Being told by sources now that this pilot's flight suit was on fire after the crash. He had escaped the wreckage. Good Samaritans jumped fence, helped put out flames and pulled guy safely away from the aircraft. Pilot was coherent, complaining of burns. pic.twitter.com/KryeqBJ6Ut— Paul Blume (@PaulBlume_FOX9) August 23, 2018
The pilot, a 65-year-old man from Ham Lake, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Hennepin Healthcare.
The pilot’s identity has not been released, but Podany said he has more than 20 years of flight experience and flies weekly.
The plane is a 1955 T-28B Trojan airplane based out of the Anoka County Airport.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.