Pilot dies of injuries sustained in plane crash in central Minnesota

February 4, 2022

HUTCHINSON, Minn. – Sheriff’s officials say one of two people injured in a small plane crash in McLeod County earlier this week has died. Authorities say Dr. Richard Jolkovsky died of injuries he suffered Monday afternoon when a single-engine plane went down south of Hutchinson.

The 61-year-old CentraCare cardiologist was piloting the plane. A 24-year-old passenger remains hospitalized in stable condition. The plane left Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie and retraced its path at times before crashing in a rural part of the county.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.