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Looking back: Two escaped injury in plane crash near Farmington 50 years ago


50 years ago

From the Sept. 5, 1963

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Two escape as plane crash lands here

Two men were unhurt when their Aeronca seaplane crashlanded in one of Cleve Van Dyke’s fields, about a mile north of Farmington at 6:30 p.m. Labor Day.

Pilot and owner of the plane was Russ Hall, 30, of Route 1, Shakopee. He was accompanied by Stan Hall, 32, his brother from Minneapolis.

Neither was injured, Stan Hall had a torn shirt.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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