Husband & Wife Killed In Plane Crash Identified

Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a plane crash that killed two people near Milaca, Minn. Thursday morning.

The FAA said it’s a Piper 46 plane that was en route from Aitkin, Minn. to Beaumont, Texas. The tail number of the plane was N9103N.

The plane is registered to TeeMark Corp. in Aitkin. Officials at TeeMark said the two people who died were the owners of the plane, Thomas Eberhardt and his wife, Elinor. They said Thomas was flying the plane.

They said the couple was headed to visit family in Beaumont, Texas.

The plane apparently lost radio contact with air traffic control at some point Thursday morning so a missing plane alert went out at 10:14 a.m. The alert was canceled at 10:27 a.m. after the plane was found.

There is no information on the weather conditions in the area at the time of the crash, or what might have caused the crash.

Milaca is about 65 miles north of Minneapolis

*Story from WCCO

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