Small plane crashes in eastern Iowa, 1 dead

Published On: Nov 29 2012 06:30:22 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2012 06:30:00 AM CST
CLUTIER, Iowa (AP) -

One person died and another person was injured when a small plane crashed Wednesday morning in eastern Iowa, authorities said.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said the single-engine plane crashed in a field near Clutier on Wednesday morning. Clutier is roughly 90 miles northeast of Des Moines.

Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera says when officials arrived at the crash site, the plane's passenger was trying to get the pilot out of the plane.

Kucera says the pilot died, and the passenger was taken to a burn center for treatment of his injuries. But Kucera declined to identify the pilot and passenger Wednesday afternoon.

Kucera says both the pilot and passenger were from the community, and they were likely out flying for fun.