The Winona man who was the pilot involved in the plane crash Thursday near Ellendale is in stable condition.
KTTC TV reports that according to a family member, the pilot, 39-year-old Dan Bass was flying from Duluth to Winona Thursday night when he suffered carbon monoxide poisoning shortly after take off. The poisoning
caused Bass to go unconscious, while the plane was still in the air.
The plane went into auto-pilot mode while it was still ascending, but ran out of fuel and went down. Bass was still not conscious during the crash.
Bass was airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester and is in stable condition.