Mille Lacs, MN (KROC-AM News)- Local and federal authorities are investigating a fatal plane crash that occurred on Mille Lacs Lake Friday afternoon. 

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A video released by Mille Lacs County Sheriff Kyle Burton said the plane crash occurred shortly before 2 p.m. He said the aircraft went down about two miles north of Grand Casino Mille Lacs and about two miles east of the lake’s western shoreline. 

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Burton said several dive and rescue teams mapped the crash site and searched for the pilot. Eventually, crews recovered the pilot’s body. 

He is described as a 47-year-old man. His name and hometown have not yet been released. 

Burton said more information is expected to be released at a later time. The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to arrive at the lake Saturday to further investigate the fatal plane crash.

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