STOUGHTON, Wis. -- A Minnesota father and son were hurt after a small plane crashed in an area near Stoughton on Monday morning, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Office.
The victims were identified as Richard Cross, 51 and his son, Brennan Cross, 14, of Brewster, Minn. They were seriously injured when their single-engine plane crashed Monday in Dane County. Authorities said that the plane went down in the Town of Dunkirk near Highway 51 about 9:30 a.m. on Monday.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said that the boy was taken by Med Flight helicopter to University of Wisconsin Hospital and his father was taken by ambulance to UW Hospital. Both remain hospitalized, authorities said.
Schaffer said that their 1950s plane crashed in a grassy area in the middle of some woods shortly after taking off from Matson Airport in Stoughton. The father and son had visited the Experimental Aircraft Association convention in Oshkosh and spent the night at relatives in Stoughton. Schaffer said the two were on their way back to southwestern Minnesota when they went down. She declined to name their hometown.
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration are headed to the area and will look into the crash. Authorities said that the cause of the crash is currently unclear.
The crash isn't visible from the nearby Highway 51 and traffic wasn't affected, Schaffer said.