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Cessna 172 crashes at just Northwest of the Rochester International Airport, Captain Scott Lebovitz of Owatonna and other passengers managed to escape.

A small plane crash last night leaves the plane a total loss, but all of the passengers, including a 9-year-old, making it out alive.  Authorities say the four passengers are very lucky. The plane crashed into a field just Northwest of the Rochester International Airport; bouncing and flipping end to end before landing on its top. The plane was Cessna 172 of the Southeastern Minnesota Flying Club.  Authorities say a call came in around 6:35 last night from the pilot of the plane.  "I need to get ahold of the rescue group, at the approach end of the runway. The police department is on the line saying that they do have contact with those in the aircraft,” said air traffic control audio.  "The pilot made a 911 call from the crashed airplane, uh I believe from his cell phone, so they were able to track the coordinates of the cell phone to get the location of the airplane,” said Detective Joe Rossman.  But the conditions were less than ideal.   “The fog