Four people are dead after a plane crash in Monroe, officials say

Green County officials say four people have died in a plane crash near the Monroe Municipal Airport on Sunday.

Authorities say the small aircraft was flying from Kenosha to Monroe and made impact with the ground in an open field just north of the airport.

All four people on the plane died in the crash. The female pilot was flying with her daughter and her two grandchildren.

The Federal Aviation Administration is on scene and an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board is assessing the crash site.

Four people are dead after a plane crash in Monroe, officials say

A representative with the Green County Sheriff’s Office says the area is closed off and is expected to remain closed for at least for two days. He said the large debris field will require an extensive investigation.

A witness called 911 when they saw and heard the plane descend and catch fire just after noon.

The last plane crash in Monroe happened in 1988, claiming the life of 2 people.