Pilot Tyler Fretland, 32, and passengers Alyssa Schmidt, 32, and Matthew Schmidt, 31, all killed after their small plane crashes into house on Arrowhead Road in Hermantown, Minnesota

Modified Date: 
Sun, 10/02/2022 - 5:41pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Three People From Twin Cities Dead In Small Plane Crash Near Duluth

Police said the plane hit the second floor of the house before coming to rest in the backyard.

The homeowners say it ripped through the second-floor bedroom where they were sleeping, missing them only by inches.

3 die when plane hits Minnesota home, but 2 in house unhurt

Hermantown Police said the Cessna 172 plane crashed into the second floor of the home just south of the Duluth airport late Saturday, before coming to rest in the backyard.

Three die as plane crashes into Hermantown home

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk went down shortly before midnight and crashed into a house in the 5100 block of Arrowhead Road, said Joe Wicklund, a spokesman for the city of Hermantown.

People Involved: 
Tyler Fretland
Alyssa Schmidt
Matthew Schmidt
Arrowhead Road