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One injured in Port Wing plane crash

Forum News Service


Authorities are investigating a case of a single-engine plane that overturned when it landed in a farm field south of Port Wing on Saturday morning without causing serious injuries.

The plane, operated by Carri Hoagland of Port Wing, had taken off from an improvised landing strip on the farm, circled the field and then attempted to land in the field, according to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office.

“On the landing, the tail of the aircraft struck a large round hay bale in the field at the north end of the landing strip,” a sheriff's office news release said. “The nose of the plane dove to the ground and the plane overturned landing upside down.”

The incident, which occurred along County Highway A, was reported to the sheriff's office at 10:45 a.m. Saturday. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Patrol and Port Wing Fire Department also responded.

The pilot was alone in the plane but was able to get out. The pilot was transported by South Shore Ambulance to a Duluth hospital for treatment of shoulder injuries.

The sheriff's office and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.