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COPY-UPDATE: Small plane crash NW of Rochester International Airport

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- We now know the names of the four people involved in a small plane crash near the Rochester International Airport.

The single-engine Cessna was piloted by Scott Lebovitz, 23, of Owatonna.

Alan De Keyrel of Byron was one of three passengers. De Keyrel is the former President of the Board for the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the current president and founder of Corporate Web Services Inc.

De Keyrel is listed as the pilot of record, but was not actually flying the plane.

Daniel Cronk, 36, of Byron and Cronk's 9-year-old son were the other two passengers.

Both De Keyrel and Cronk were taken to Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester by Gold Cross. No word on the extent of their injuries. Rochester Deputy Fire Chief Steve Belau says, "they are very fortunate. This is a very lucky event to be able to pretty much walk away from."

The crash happened just northwest of the Rochester International Airport around Sunday around 6:30 p.m.

The Rochester Fire Department says Lebovitz was in communication with the airport and was coming in for a landing when he missed the runway. The plane ended up bouncing, flipping end-over-end, and finally landed upside down in a field near the intersection of County Road 8 and County Road 16.

One of the occupants of the aircraft were able to make a 911 call to emergency officials with a cell phone. 

Authorities on scene say dense fog likely played a role in the crash.

The FAA out of Minneapolis is investigating the crash. 

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