ELY (AP) -- A suburban Twin Cities man has died in the crash of a small plane in northern Minnesota.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office says that the plane left the Ely Airport around 9 p.m. Thursday and crashed into White Iron Lake. It was headed toward the Grand Marais/Cook County Airport, about 116 miles to the east, officials said.

The 58-year-old pilot from Woodbury was the only one onboard the Lancair Super ES plane.

The National Transportation Safety tweeted Friday that it's investigating the cause of the crash.

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