The Rice-Steele Dispatch Center was notified Thursday night around 8:15PM of a missing plane. The plane was discovered west of Ellendale near Beaver Lake. The pilot was able to walk to a nearby residence and notify law enforcement. The pilot was airlifted by North Memorial. The condition of the pilot is not yet available.

Assisting on the scene were the FAA, Steele County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Waseca County Sheriff's Office, Freeborn County Sheriff's Office, Ellendale Fire Department and Ellendale Ambulance.

The FAA arrived Friday morning and have now begun their investigation into the crash.