8/21/2020 – 2:24PM – The pilot, and only occupant, of the plane has been identified as Dr. Kyle Edlund, of Woodbury Dental Care. Dr. Edlund was flying a Lance Air 4-seater, single engine N997S.
Correction: Dr. Edlund was last at his hotel in Ely at 10:15 pm and flew out soon after.
8/21/2020 – 9:00AM – At approximately 2308 hours on 08/20/2020, Lake County Dispatch received a call reporting a possible plane crash on White Iron Lake. The pilot, and only occupant, left the Ely Airport shortly after 9:00 pm and ended up crashing into White Iron Lake. The plane was heading towards the Grand Marais/Cook County Airport from the Ely Airport.
Responders found the victim, a 58-year old male from Woodbury, MN, died on impact.
Responding to the scene were the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Rescue Squad, Morse-Fall Lake Fire Department and Ely Ambulance.
This accident is still under investigation.