Officials identify Appleton man killed in Ultralight crash

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office has identified an Appleton man killed in an Ultralight crash as 68-year-old Charles M. Baxtrom.

The crash happened Tuesday, off County Road G, near Rhyner Road, in Vinland. Vinland is southwest of Neenah.

"At 8:36 this morning the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office received a call in our 911 center about a plane that had crashed here," said Patrol Capt. Lara Vendola Messer.

First responders found the Ultralight flipped in a soybean field.

Baxtrom was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person in the aircraft.

The owner of the soybean field heard the crash and called 911.

"Heard a loud crash so I went outside to see what happened and unfortunately saw an airplane upside down in our soybean field," said Karen Brazee.

Brazee called 911. She checked to see if the pilot was still alive.

"And ran down the ditch and also saw a gentleman from N&M Transfer assisting the person that had crashed," Brazee said.

Winnebago County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation into the crash.