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Officials trying to determine cause of Sturgis plane crash

STURGIS (AP) -- Federal aviation officials are trying to determine what led a small plane to crash near Sturgis. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the Piper 24 struck a power pole about half a mile from the runway at St...

STURGIS (AP) - Federal aviation officials are trying to determine what led a small plane to crash near Sturgis.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the Piper 24 struck a power pole about half a mile from the runway at Sturgis Municipal Airport.

A man and a woman were taken by ambulance to Sturgis Regional Hospital following the crash. KNBN-TV reports that police say the two are in "fair" condition. Their names have not been released.

Authorities say the two were attempting to land at the airport in low-visibility conditions.

National Weather Service meteorologist Susan Sanders says visibility at the time of the crash would have been about a quarter of a mile.

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