3 small plane crash victims were family membersby Martin Moylan, Minnesota Public Radio
MINNEAPOLIS — Three members of a Minnesota family have been identified as the victims in a small plane crash near Glencoe, Minn., Wednesday morning.
Stuart Dahlberg, 52, his wife Ivelisse Morillo, and his mother, Mae Dahlberg, died when their single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza went down in a farm field, according to David Dahlberg, Stuart's brother. He said the three were on their way to visit a family member in Colorado when the crash occurred.
Stuart Dahlberg was an experienced pilot who'd made many long-distance flights before, according to David Dahlberg. He added that his brother was also a master scuba diver, rode Harley-Davidson motorcycles and belonged to the Minnesota Ski Patrol.
"My brother's life became a bit more, we'll call it normal, after he got married," said David Dahlberg, "if for no other reason, he didn't have as much time. His life became a little more staid."
Three family dogs were also killed in the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)