Plane Crash Near Minn. Airport Kills 8

Small jet downed; stormy weather suspected culprit
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2008 2:02 PM CDT
This map shows Owatonna county, where a plane crashed today, killing at least 7.   (Wikimedia Commons)

(Newser) – A small plane crashed while trying to land at a southern Minnesota airport this morning, killing eight people, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Raytheon Hawker was arriving from Atlantic City, bearing customers of a local glass manufacturing company, just as stormy weather blew through the region. (Read more plane crash stories.)