FOX VALLEY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Calumet County, Fond du Lac County, Outagamie County, Winnebago County

UPDATE: Passengers were on their way to EAA from Indiana, mechanical issue caused crash

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THURSDAY 7/29/2021 1:29 p.m.

RIPON, Wis. (WFRV) – A plane was making its way to EAA from Indiana before it suffered some mechanical issue causing the pilot to try to land in a field.

According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, four people were on the 1933 Stinson single-engine plane. The field was reportedly wet which caused the plane to flip.

No serious injuries are reported.

The four people on the plane were:

  • 40-year-old Justin Click from Hobart, Indiana
  • His 11-year-old daughter
  • 18-year-old Malachais Schavey from Hobart, Indiana
  • 20-year-old Ryan Baimakovich from Hobart, Indiana

The 40-year-old was the pilot and he suffered a cut to the head, but signed a release to not go with the ambulance.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will handle the investigation.

Local 5 will update this story as more information is released.

UPDATE: Four people inside plane that crashed in Ripon

THURSDAY 7/29/2021 1:20 p.m.

RIPON, Wis. (WFRV) – Four people were inside a plane that crashed in Fond du Lac County.

According to a witness, there were four people inside the plane. None were seriously injured.

There was no further information provided.

Local 5 will update this story as more information is released.

ORIGINAL: Fond du Lac County Sheriff: Plane crash in Ripon

THURSDAY 7/29/2021 12:43 p.m.

RIPON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a plane has crashed in Ripon.

There was no further information regarding the incident. Local 5 has a reporter on the scene in the area of County Road E and Locust Road in Ripon.

Ripon was hit hard by severe weather, and the city asked residents to be ‘cautious’ with their water.

This is a developing story, Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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