Pilot unhurt when biplane crashes in Chippewa Co. field

Plane developed engine problems

A pilot walked away unhurt after his plane crashed nose first in a field near Jim Falls in western Wisconsin.

Authorities said David Worgernese, of Eau Claire, was piloting the biplane when it developed engine problems Monday afternoon.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department said he attempted to land in a hay field just after 1:30 p.m. when the plane clipped a corner post of a fence.

The plane was identified as a 1941 Waco UPF-7 single-engine biplane.