UPDATE: Wind Causes Small Plane Accident in Hatley

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: 9/29 Sunday 2:55PM

Lt. Goch with the Marathon County Sheriff's Department confirms that there were no injuries in a plane accident near State Highway 29 in Hatley.

It happened around 2 this afternoon at a private air-strip off the highway. Lt. Goch says the pilot escaped injury, however the plane did start fire after the incident. Authorities say the pilot was trying to land when wind caught the plane causing it to crash. The plane was the only thing that was damaged.

No other details have been released as far as a cause for the accident, or what happened before. We'll release more information tonight when the Sheriff's Department releases it.

There are reports that a small sport plane crashed while trying to land near private runway in the Town of Norrie, east of Hatley.

The crash was first reported around 2:10pm.

First responders from Hatley were called to the scene, and have located the plane. We don't know how many passengers were involved or the extent of their injuries.

We have a crew headed to the scene, and will update this story with any new information as soon as possible.

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