Four Killed In Minnesota SR22 Crash

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A Cirrus SR22 was on its second try to land at the Faribault airport in southern Minnesota on Sunday afternoon when it flipped over and burst into flames by the side of the runway. All four on board were killed. The pilot, Dr. Chester W. P. Mayo, 51, was a descendant of one of the founders of the famed Mayo Clinic. The others on board were his 17-year-old son and two of his friends, who were on their way back to school after the holiday. Winds were gusting at up to 20 knots, but officials weren't speculating as to whether that was a factor in the crash, and also didn't say why the pilot had aborted his first landing attempt. The airplane had departed from Aberdeen, S.D. "There's very little left [of the airplane]," Faribault Police Chief Dan Collins told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The NTSB is investigating.