Shortly after 11am Wednesday a small plane, described as an experimental aircraft took off from the Eden Prairie Airport. Shortly thereafter it crashed in the parking lot of Resurrection Life Church, located just northwest of the airport.

According to KARE 11, the pilot reported a fire on board, shortly after take off. Police and fire responded, to the site of the crash and the pilot was killed. No information about the pilot is yet available. No other people were on board.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating. The crash caused too much damage to determine what type of plane it was. Authorities urge people to not sight see into the area and authorities are working with the church to try to give them some access to their building.

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