One dead in Clark County plane crash
Pilot, passenger injured
CLARK COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) — One person died and two others were injured in a plane crash Monday morning in a field in rural Clark County.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said the Clark County 911 Center received two 911 calls, including one from the pilot, about a plane crash near a field by W4314 Center Road in the Town of Hoard at about 10:45 a.m.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said the initial investigation indicates that the plane was having problems, circled the area and attempted to land eastbound of Center Road east of Cardinal Ave. While attempting to land on the road, a wing caught a tree alongside the north shoulder and caused the plane to enter the north ditch and crash into several other trees.
The pilot and one of the passengers were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. The third passenger died at the scene from their injuries. The names of the victims have not been released at this time.
The accident is under investigation by the FAA and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. At this time investigators believe the weather was a factor in the crash. Investigators do not yet know where the plane originated from or their destination.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Owen-Withee Curtiss Fire and Ambulance service, the Spirit Ground Ambulance, Clark County Emergency Management and the FAA.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office provided us with the following pictures: