Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Socata TBM-700, N425KJ: Fatal accident occurred July 29, 2015 at Timmerman Airport (KMWC), Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee firefighters and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office are at Timmerman Airport on the city’s northwest side — where a small passenger plane crashed and was engulfed in flames on Wednesday evening, July 29th.

The initial call for first responders came in at 6:11 p.m.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms at least one person is dead from this incident.

FOX6 News spoke with a family who’s home butts up right to the edge of the airport and saw everything. For folks living just feet away from the wreckage, this is a sight they will never forget.

Kenneth Gipp heard a noise just after 6 p.m. and looked out his brother’s window to discover a shocking sight.

“Like a loud engine noise. I saw the aircraft leaning real hard to the right, it looked like the wing hit the ground first,” said Gipp.

Gipp saw the nose of the plane crashing into the ground.

“There were just a line of flames going from where it hit up to the plane,” said Gipp.

For other witnesses, there are prayers for whoever was on board.

“I don’t think anyone survived,” said Gipp.

A spokeswoman for the FAA says the FAA and the NTSB are gathering information about this crash and continue to investigate.



At least one person is dead following the crash of a light plane Wednesday at Timmerman Airport on Milwaukee's northwest side, according to the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office. 

The crash was reported shortly after 6 p.m. when the aircraft crashed and became engulfed in flames, said Fran McLaughlin, spokeswoman for the Milwaukee County sheriff's office.

Flight manifests do not indicate Timmerman as the planned landing field for the aircraft, and no information was immediately available on its occupants, McLaughlin said.

The pilot of the plane had radioed in for a "go around" — which signals that an approach or landing is not working out — just before the fire, according to a report from WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are gathering information and will investigate the crash, an FAA spokeswoman said.

MILWAUKEE -- A single-engine plane caught on fire Wednesday evening at Milwaukee's Timmerman Airport.

The plane had radioed in for a "go-around", or aborted landing, just before the fire, according to TODAY'S TMJ4's photojournalist Mark Was. 

The plane is a fixed wing, single-engine plane registered to Trustey Management Corp. in Boston. Registration records show the plane was manufactured in 2009.

There's no word yet on what caused the fire, or how many people were on board.