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Relatives say brothers killed in plane crash in Minnesota were best friends


MONTEVIDEO, Minnesota — Family members say the two adult brothers killed in a plane crash in western Minnesota were not only siblings — they were best friends.

Mark Schultz of Sleepy Eye and Steven Schultz of Brooklyn Center died Sunday when their small plane went down in a field near Montevideo (mawn-tuh-VIH'-dee-oh).

Relatives tell KSTP-TV ( ) the brothers hunted, fished and flew airplanes together.

Mark Schultz was a vice president at First Security Bank in Sleepy Eye. Fifty-one-year-old Steven Schultz was employed by Medtronic and had recently invented a device for Parkinson's disease patients.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

Information from: KSTP-TV,

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