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South Dakota Governor died in 1993 crash in Iowa

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DUBUQUE COUNTY (KWWL) -- South Dakota Governor George Mickelson and seven others died in a plane crash April 19, 1993 near Dubuque.

The state-owned aircraft went down about 15 miles southwest of Dubuque during the night.  The group was returning from a trip to Cincinnati.  Officials suspected engine trouble as a cause.

Mr. Mickelson was first elected to governor in 1986 and was in his second term at the time of his death.  He was 52 years old.

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