Plane Crashes Into Wind Farm Covered in Fog, Killing Four, South Dakota, USA

Plane Crash Alert

A single-engine plane crashed into a South Dakota wind farm after flying through fog and low-hanging clouds on Monday, killing all four passengers on board. 
 
National Transportation Safety Board authorities found the wreckage at the South Dakota Wind Energy Center, where 27 turbines tower 213 feet tall, not counting the blades. One of the turbines was damaged, but the heavy fog has kept investigators from inspecting the scene, according to Syracuse
 
This is not the first time a plane has crashed into a wind farm–in 2008 near southeast Minnesota, poor weather caused the pilot of a 1948 Cessna 140 to lose control while trying to fly around wind turbines. 
 
Funeral homes confirmed the deaths of the 30-year-old pilot, Donald J. “D.J.” Fischer, and of cattlemen Logan Rau and Brent Beitelspacher. Another funeral home declined to provide information on the fourth victim.
 
The fatal crash deeply affected the ranching community and Gettysburg, South Dakota. 

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