Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Unregistered Sorrell Hiperlight: Fatal accident occurred September 12, 2017 in Vinland, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Unregistered ultralight crashed in a field. The one (1) soul on board was fatally injured.

Date: 12-SEP-17

Time: 13:30:00Z
Regis#: UNREG
Aircraft Model: HIPERLIGHT
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov

TOWN OF VINLAND, Wis. - Officials confirm 68-year-old Charles M. Braxtrom of Appleton was the man who died in a Winnebago County ultralight crash Tuesday.

Braxtrom was the only one inside, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office said.

Neighbors told NBC26 they have not been able to get the image of the crash out of their minds.

The woman who first called 911 said it's a reminder of how quickly life can change.

"Sometimes, we take life for granted," said Karen Brazee. "The poor guy was probably thinking it was a beautiful day to go for a ride and unfortunately, he died."

Because an ultralight is not a plane, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office is investigating. The FAA and NTSB are not involved.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A 68-year-old Appleton man was killed when an ultralight aircraft crashed in Winnebago County Tuesday morning, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The man's name has not been released.

The crash happened off County Road G, near Rhyner Road, in Vinland. Vinland is southwest of Neenah.

"At 8:36 this morning the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office received a call in our 911 center about a plane that had crashed here," said Patrol Capt. Lara Vendola Messer.

First responders found the ultralight flipped in a soybean field.

The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person in the aircraft.

The owner of the soybean field heard the crash and called 911.

"Heard a loud crash so I went outside to see what happened and unfortunately saw an airplane upside down in our soybean field," said Karen Brazee.

Brazee called 911. She checked to see if the pilot was still alive.

"And ran down the ditch and also saw a gentleman from N&M Transfer assisting the person that had crashed," Brazee said.

Winnebago County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation into the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.wbay.com

VINLAND - An Appleton man is dead after a ultralight plane crashed Tuesday morning at Winnebago County G near State 76, authorities confirmed.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office and the Vinland Fire Department responded around 8:30 a.m. for a report of a plane that crashed in a field. 

The crash happened on County G west of State 76. 

The sole occupant in the plane, a 68-year-old man, died, said Capt. Lara Vendola-Messer of the sheriff's department.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

Authorities are not releasing any more details about the man, pending notification of his family.

In addition to the sheriff's office, the Wisconsin State Patrol and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.

Original article  ➤ http://www.thenorthwestern.com

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