Fatal Plane Crash Pilot Named 07 May 13

Authorities have released the identity of the person killed in a plane crash in Faribault County on Sunday. The experimental plane crashed just south of the town of Easton at around 7:30 Sunday evening. Investigators say that 44-year-old Jeffrey Dean Zabel of Mankato was the only person on board the aircraft at the time of the crash. He was extracted from the wreckage by rescue personel, but was pronounced dead after life-saving measures failed. Authorities are still investigating why the plane crashed, and the Federal Aviation Administration is on the scene to provide assistance.