UPDATE: Brother, sister killed after plane crashes into home, homeowners knew siblings

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MONDAY 10/25/2021 11:39 a.m.

MARENGO, Wis. (AP) — The brother and sister who died when their small plane crashed into a house in a tiny, northern Wisconsin town were known to the homeowners, who escaped injury.

The single-engine plane went down Saturday afternoon in the Ashland County community of Marengo, home to about 400 residents located about 80 miles from Duluth, Minnesota. The sheriff’s office says 29-year-old Aaron Mika and his 21-year-old sister, Aleah Mika died at the scene.

Martin Ollanketo says he and his wife were watching TV when they heard what sounded like a bomb. The plane crash destroyed their front porch.

The homeowners knew the couple killed, recounting their graduation parties that they attended.

Small plane crashes into Wisconsin home, kills 2 onboard

SUNDAY 10/24/2021 2:12 p.m.

MARENGO, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say two people died when a single-engine plane crashed into a home in northeastern Wisconsin.

The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office received numerous 911 calls about 2:40 p.m. Saturday with reports of the crash in the town of Marengo. No one on the ground was hurt.

The sheriff’s department says the victims are a 29-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman from Marengo, which is about 80 miles from Duluth, Minnesota.

Investigators do not believe there was anyone else in the plane. A news release from the sheriff’s department said it will “share further information with the public regarding this incident as it becomes available.”

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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