Wednesday, August 29, 2012

North Wing Maverick III: Fatal accident occurred Augut 29, 2012 near Big Foot Airfield (7V3), Walworth, Wisconsin

WALWORTH – A Wisconsin man died shortly after his aircraft crashed into a cornfield just after it took off. 

John C. Evans, 61, of Darien, Wis., was conscious when rescuers arrived on the scene at BigFoot Air Field in Walworth, Wis. Evans gave authorities a brief statement before he lost consciousness and died shortly after at the hospital, the Walworth County, Wis. Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Evans was flying an Ultralight Aircraft, when shortly after take off, the aircraft banked right and crashed into the cornfield adjacent to the grass runway, the release stated.

An Ultralight is a single or two person aircraft, flown for short distances at low altitudes. The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted, but because an Ultralight does not contain a tail wing number, it is not a plane by definition and the incident will not be investigated as a plane crash.

An autopsy will be performed later this week to determine the exact cause of the death.

– Northwest Herald


Click here for raw video from the scene, shot by Chopper 4.

WALWORTH - Emergency crews have headed to a farm field near Big Foot Airfield in Walworth, Wis. after an ultralight plane crash.

The crash happened at about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The owner of the airfield said that one man was flying the plane.  There was no initial word on the severity of any potential injuries.

Chopper 4 raw video showed that the
Maverick III plane landed in the corn field.  A golf cart was seeing removing the plane.


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