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Minor plane crash in Hettinger County, 3 injured

Three passengers were transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

Hettinger County Sheriff
A Hettinger County Sheriff's vehicle.
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REGENT, N.D. — The Hettinger County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed they are investigating an incident that led to an aircraft conducting an hard emergency landing in an open field east of Regent. The announcement was made on the office's facebook page after the small, single prop engine plane incident left three occupants with minor injuries and resulted in a power outage at about 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

The occupants were transported to a hospital.

The sheriff's office further cautioned motorists to avoid travel on the Enchanted Highway, just north of Regent, as power lines downed in the incident remain a hazard and are crossing the roadway. Alternative routes that are safe to travel include Highway 8 and Highway 22. Those traveling to Regent can do so by using Highway 21 as it is unaffected.

The HCSO could not be immediately reached for comment.

Update - Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m.

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Power has been restored and the Enchanted Highway is open and safe to travel, according to the Hettinger County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Jed Kohler said power lines that were down and across the road have since been repaired.

“After they got them reconnected, power was restored to Mott," Kohler said. "East of Regent was affected.”

He added Mott residents were without power for two to three hours. He declined to comment further.

Editor's Note: This is a breaking story, more information will be added to this story as it becomes available.

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