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Multiple deaths reported after single-engine plane crashes into home in Victoria

Authorities are unable to disclose the number of individuals that were aboard the plane, only that there were "no survivors."

VICTORIA, Minn. — The Carver County Sheriff's Office says everyone onboard a single engine airplane died after they crashed into an home in Victoria, Minnesota just before 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The FAA says the plane was en route to Eden Prairie's Flying Cloud Airport when the incident occurred, after departing from Alexandria Municipal Airport.

Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud held a press conference Saturday night indicating that while there were no injuries reported on the ground, there were "no survivors" aboard the aircraft itself.

He was unable to disclose the total number of occupants aboard the aircraft, or what led up to the impact. 

Surveillance camera footage from a nearby building captured the moment the plane struck the ground - viewer discretion is advised.

Authorities are urging the public to stay clear of the area, as investigators comb the crash site and its surroundings, looking for any potential evidence amid a field of debris. 

Authorities were unable to provide KARE 11 with the identities of those onboard, pending a report from the Carver County Medical Examiner. 

The FAA was able to identify the make of the plane as a "single-engine Mooney M20." A stock image has been provided below.

The plane is fashioned to seat up to four individuals, though this is not an indication of how many people were actually onboard when the incident took place.

Credit: CAV Systems

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) had earlier reported that an "air crash" has caused both directions of MN 5 to close down in Victoria, MN between Steiger Lake Lane and Victoria Drive. 

Images from a MnDOT traffic camera showed that a heavy law enforcement and firefighter presence was on scene. 

On Sunday, Kamerud said the National Transportation Safety Board is taking the lead in the investigation.

This is a developing story. More details will be added as they become available. 

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