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Mankato, MN (KROC AM News) - An elderly pilot survived the crash of a small airplane in Mankato Tuesday.

The Mankato Public Safety Dept. says the crash landing happened around 7:45 pm.

The department says the single-engine plane was approaching the runway at the Mankato Regional Airport when it crashed for unknown reasons.

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The department says the 78-year-old man piloting the plane was taken to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. His name has not been released.

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