Investigation continues into why pilot crashed at Stevens Point - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Investigation continues into why pilot crashed at Stevens Point airshow

Posted:
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- Police say a small plane crashed at an air show in central Wisconsin, killing the 47-year-old pilot.

   The crash happened about 12:20 p.m. Sunday at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport. Police say the plane was performing aerial maneuvers when it went down in a wooded area about 1,000 feet east of the airport runway.

   The pilot's name hasn't been released.

   Police ended the show and secured the scene. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will conduct an investigation.
   Melvin Burskey of Neenah was at the show. He tells Stevens Point Journal Media he couldn't believe what he saw. He says there was a puff of smoke and then the plane went down.

   The air show lineup was to include aerobatic performances and World War II aircraft displays.                                                                                                                                                                                   
***********************************************************

Stevens Point - Police say a male pilot has died after a crash at a Stevens Point airshow on Sunday. 

The manager of the Stevens Point Municipal Airport tells Newsline 9 the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be taking over the investigation. He had no further comment.

A Newsline 9 reporter at the airshow says the plane went down behind a row of trees while doing a trick.

Organizers have canceled the rest of the show and dismissed crowds. 



***************************************************************
Stevens Point -
A plane has crashed while flying at the Stevens Point airshow, according to WAOW

The manager of the Stevens Point Municipal Airport says the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be taking over the investigation. He had no further comment.

 A reporter from WAOW, at the show, says the plane went down behind a row of trees while doing a trick.

Organizers have canceled the rest of the show and dismissed crowds. 

The Stevens Point Police Department is holding a press conference regarding the crash Sunday afternoon. 

 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.