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Officials identify men killed in Sheboygan County plane crash

Sheboygan County investigators at the scene of a plane crash in a field near Sheboygan Falls on...
Sheboygan County investigators at the scene of a plane crash in a field near Sheboygan Falls on May 26, 2017 (Photo from Sheboygan Night Scanner via YouTube)(WBAY)
Published: May. 26, 2017 at 2:56 PM CDT
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The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office has released the names of two people killed in a small plane crash Friday.

The victims are identified as:

Pilot: Dennis D. Hall, 67, McHenry, Ill.

Passenger: Filip J. Smecko, 19, Janesville, Wis.

The sheriff's office says the biplane crashed in a farm field along Willow Road off County Highway O around 12:30 p.m.

A witness reported it to 911.

The sheriff's office says the plane was an Aerotek Pitts S-2A, which is a two-seat, single-engine biplane designed for aerobatics. The sheriff's office does not believe it was from Sheboygan County.

The FAA tells Action 2 News it was notified by local authorities and will be sending a team to investigate.

The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation, which is routine for all plane crashes.