Pilot dies in ultralight plane crash near Walworth

Autopsy to be performed later this week

The pilot of an ultralight plane has died after his aircraft crashed in a cornfield in southeastern Wisconsin.

Authorities in Walworth County said 61-year-old John C. Evans, of Darien, was the pilot and lone occupant.

Deputies said the crash happened Wednesday about 8:30 a.m. Shortly after takeoff the ultralight banked right and crashed into a cornfield next to the grass runway at Big Foot Airfield. The airport is located just west of Walworth.

The pilot was conscious when deputies arrived. He lost consciousness in an ambulance and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

An autopsy will be conducted later this week to determine the cause of death.

An ultralight is a one- or two-person aircraft that can be flown for short distances at low altitudes. 

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