2 people die in Madeline Island plane crash - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

2 people die in Madeline Island plane crash

Posted:
ASHLAND (AP) -

Two people have died in a plane crash on Madeline Island in northwestern Wisconsin.

The Ashland County Sheriff's Office says the crash was reported just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday. La Pointe police responded and within five minutes found the plane engulfed in a heavily wooded area about 150 to 200 yards south of the airport runway. The sheriff's office says the plane reportedly was attempting to land when it went down.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig tells the Duluth News Tribune the aircraft was a single-engine Piper PA-24 Comanche.

The newspaper says the weather was good at the airport in Ashland, about 15 miles southwest of the crash site.

The names of the victims have not been released.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.