41-year-old Adam Menze died after the single-engine plane he was flying went down near Parkers Prairie.
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary findings into a February plane crash that killed an Ottertail, Minn. man. 41-year-old Adam Menze died after the single-engine plane he was flying went down near Parkers Prairie.
The NTSB says the last contact with Menze occurred about 15 minutes before the crash when Menze called his brother by cell phone to check the condition of his private landing strip.
Investigators say the plane crashed into a field and across a driveway before it came to a rest in a wooded area. The wreckage path was about 300 feet long.
The sky was clear, the winds were light and the temperature was about 8 degrees. A witness reported hearing a "popping" sound like an engine backfiring followed by the sound of the crash.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.