A Small Plane Crashes in Fillmore County

Updated: 05/17/2014 7:32 PM
Created: 05/17/2014 6:53 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- We have received a report from the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office about a small plane that crashed in Newburg Township this afternoon.

According to Chief Deputy Tony Webber, the Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at 2:43pm and learned of a plane (a Preceptor Ultra Pup) traveling from Wisconsin to Rapids, South Dakota. 

The pilot (a 63-year old man) told authorities that he was experiencing mechanical difficulties. The pilot attempted to land the plane in an open field but was unable to make the clearing and crashed into the trees. 

Authorities contacted the FAA and is working with Fillmore County on this incident.

A small plane from Wisconsin crashes in Fillmore County.