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Small plane makes emergency landing in Waushara County farm field

Photo: Waushara County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Waushara County Sheriff's Office(WBAY)
Published: Jul. 23, 2018 at 8:33 AM CDT
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A small plane carrying two Florida residents went down in Waushara County Sunday evening.

The plane was en route to the Waupaca Airport when it experienced mechanical problems, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a farm field off 28th Road in the Town of Saxville.

The two occupants from Port Orange, Florida, traveled to Wisconsin for

They were not hurt.

There was damage to the landing gear and propeller. The rest of the plane was in tact.

The Sheriff's Office gave the duo a lift to the Waupaca Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

The crash happened at about 6:30 p.m.

On July 20, 50-year-old Martin Tibbitts of Grosse Point, Mich. was killed when a vintage Venom fighter jet crashed at a farm in Sheboygan County. The plane had just taken off from the Sheboygan County Memorial Airport when it crashed into a farm building.

Tibbitts was killed on impact. Two farm workers were hurt. Dozens of cows were killed in the resulting fire.

On July 21, a vintage World War II plane en route to Oshkosh for AirVenture crashed during take off from an airport in Burnet County, Texas. All 14 people on board survived the crash. The plane, a 1944 Bluebonnet Belle, was destroyed.