Friday, February 17, 2012

Beechcraft 95-B55 Baron, N4624A: Near Lancaster Municipal Airport (73C), Wisconsin

From the Grant County Sheriff's Department:

Location of Incident:
Hwy 61 @ Aupperle Road – South Lancaster Township

Date and Time:
February 17, 2012 1:20 p.m.

Dennis Dangberg
Minor scrape to face

1970 Beechcraft Baron – twin engine plane

Dennis Dangberg, of Windside Nebraska, was operating his 1970 Beechcraft Baron plane just north of the Lancaster Airport.

Mr. Dangberg was flying from Freeport, IL back to Windside and needed to get fuel.

He was about 2 miles from the Lancaster airport, when he ran out of fuel.

Mr. Dangberg attempted to land his plane on Hwy 61 just south of Aupperle Road, but was unable to do so.

The plane landed in the ditch line on the west side of Hwy 61 and Mr. Dangberg was able to keep it upright and it traveled several hundred feet in the ditch before coming to rest.

Mr. Dangberg was able to exit the plane and was treated on scene by the Lancaster Rescue Squad. The Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Lancaster Fire Department, Lancaster Rescue Squad and Bennett’s Towing.

The investigation was turned over to the FAA.

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