Just after 11 a.m. this morning, a vintage plane crashed at Blaine Airport in Anoka County. Images show a historic plane crashing in a grassy area of the airport. Firefighters were able to put out the flames. The plane was a 1955 warbird, a vintage military aircraft and it had military markings on it. Only the pilot was on board and he was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center. He was in critical condition with facial burns. Two people driving past the airport at the time of the crash stopped and rendered aid to the pilot. The pilot was a 65-year-old man from Ham Lake.
A firsthand witness told MicroCap Magazine:”I saw him banking sideways at a pretty steep angle and then I turned the corner and there was smoke and people were getting out of their cars. Flames were starting to come out of the fuselage. Thought it was almost trying to do stunt flying at first based on the angle at which it was banked. The crash site was about 100 feet from the edge of airport and Radisson road. Did not see it go to the ground.”
Calls for comment from Blaine police were not immediately returned.