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Name released in Vermillion plane crash, Friday

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We are learning more, Saturday, about an ultra-light plane crash in Vermillion, Friday. Clay County officials say 75 year-old Lowell Rahn was flying his plane, Friday afternoon, before it crashed in a corn field west of the Vermillion airport.

The crash started the corn field on fire burning about two acres. Rahn was pronounced dead at the scene and was the only person on board.

We met a man who lives close by, was one of the first to hear and see the plane after the crash -- and shortly before.

"He was definitely having some troubles with the aircraft. This was out of the ordinary, it was loud and cutting in and out, flying sideways. He was definitely having troubles," Bill Brown said. "I ran down and could see the burning. Got within a couple hundred feet, there was a lot of fire."

The FAA is still looking into what caused the crash.

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