One dead in Kajaani plane crash

The pilot was already dead when emergency crews arrived at the scene.

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Map showing village of Vuolijoki in Kajaani / Credit: Google Maps

The pilot of a small plane has died after his aircraft crashed in a field near the village of Vuolijoki in Kajaani.

The Monnett Sonerai single engine propeller plane was on the way from Rautavaara to Oulu, and emergency crews were alerted around 23:00 on Sunday night when the aircraft hadn’t arrived at its destination when it was supposed to.

The Emergency Response Centre was able to locate the pilot’s phone and then direct crews to the scene of the crash.

There were no other passengers on board the plane at the time. The pilot was a man born in 1951.