Plane crashes near Fort Atkinson airport

Plane crashes near Fort Atkinson airport
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A plane crashed near the Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport on Monday morning.

According to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a single plane crash north of the airport at 11:56 a.m.

When authorities arrived to the scene, deputies spoke with the pilot, who did not suffer any injuries and was the only one inside the plane.

The pilot said the plane had engine failure during takeoff and tried returning to the airport. Unable to make it back, he instead landed the plane in a field.

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted regarding the incident, and the investigation of which has since been turned over to them.

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