Authorities release names of Minnesota plane crash victims

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Hermantown, MN) -- Authorities are releasing the names of the victims on a plane that crashed into a house outside Duluth.

Officials say 32-year-old pilot Tyler Fretland, 32-year-old Alyssa Schmidt, and her brother 31-year-old Matthew Schmidt were onboard the Cessna 172 when it slammed into the upper story of a home in Hermantown.

The homeowners, who were asleep when the plane crashed, weren't hurt. A wheel from the plane did come right next to their bed however.

The National Transportation Safety Board and other agencies are investigating.