UPDATE: Pilot hospitalized after plane crash near airport - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE: Pilot hospitalized after plane crash near Wausau Downtown Airport


One man was injured after a plane crash just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Wausau Downtown Airport Manager John Chmiel. 

Chmiel tells Newsline 9 that the crash happened at 8:21 a.m. outside the fenced-in area near Wausau Downtown Airport.

The pilot was approaching the airport from the south. Weather conditions may have been a factor in the crash but it is still too early to tell, Chmiel told Newsline 9.

The pilot was the only person on board, according to Chmiel. He was taken to Aspirus Hospital with unknown injuries.

The FAA is expected to be on scene investigating at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Emergency workers removed a portion of a fence to access the plane that was about 100 feet from shore.

Newsline 9 has crews on the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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