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3 die in overnight plane crash near Rochester, Minnesota

ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA (KWWL)-- Three people have died after the plane they were in crashed near the Rochester International Airport Wednesday night.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane went down in a wooded area two miles north of the airport. Neighbors report seeing the small plane crash fly over their home and burst into flames after touching ground.

The pilot reported engine distress to air traffic control when it was three miles from the airport.

It's not known where the plane was coming from or its destination.

The FAA and NTSB will be on site Thursday to investigate.

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