Plane in fatal Wisconsin crash registered to Illinois man

Names of victims released Monday

Published On: Nov 19 2012 06:03:16 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 19 2012 06:03:00 AM CST

Sheriff's authorities say two people killed in the crash of a small plane in southeastern Wisconsin are a father and daughter from Illinois.

The Walworth County Sheriff's Department identified the victims Monday as Todd Parfitt, 50, and Nicole Parfitt, 14,from Antioch, Ill.

The plane crash occurred west of Burlington Municipal Airport Sunday afternoon. Authorities say both victims were thrown from the plane.

Officials say it appears the pilot was attempting to land when the plane went down in a cornfield.

Federal investigators are beginning their work to find out what caused the fatal crash of a small plane in southeastern Wisconsin.

Two people were killed when the single-engine Grumman crashed in a cornfield while attempting a landing Sunday afternoon at the Burlington Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane is registered to a man from Antioch, Ill.

FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says it's not immediately clear where the flight originated.

The victims have not yet been identified.


Authorities are investigating a plane crash that killed two people near the Burlington airport in southeastern Wisconsin.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says a single-engine Grumman AA1 crashed while trying to land just before 1:30 p.m. Sunday. He says local authorities told the FAA both people on board died.

Lunsford says the Burlington airport has no control tower, and the pilot was not in contact with air-traffic controllers when then plane went down in a cornfield.
The spokesman says it wasn't immediately known where the flight began.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation and FAA investigators were en route Sunday evening.

Names of the victims have not been released.

The Walworth County sheriff's office says it will release more information Monday.