The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Department received a report Wednesday of a plane that had crash landed in Beauford Township on Tuesday afternoon around 5:00.
The pilot, Lucas Elliott Schuster, age 26 of Albert Lea, MN, said he and his younger brother, Jerimiah James Schuster, age 19, had taken off from the Wells airport about 45 minutes prior to the crash.
Lucas Schuster said the plane's engine began to lose power. He initially attempted to land the plane on County Rd 4, but ended up putting it down in a corn field just south of County 4 in Section 23 of Beauford Township.
During the course of landing the plane flipped over. Neither of the occupants was injured during the crash.
The FAA's investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.