Pilot injured after plane crash in Waushara Co.

Posted at 12:20 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 18:55:06-04

On Saturday, March 12, at about 1:37 p.m. the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch Center received a call of an airplane crash. The location was described as a marsh area by N1036 21st Court in the town of Marion.

First responders had a hard time getting to the location as it was about 350- 400 yards deep in swampy area. The first responders located the crash site and found the pilot was injured. He suffered non-life threating injuries. He was removed from the site and flown by Thedstar to Theda Clark hospital.

The FAA has been notified and they will continue the investigation. The Waushara County Sheriff’s Office responded along with the Neshkoro Fire Department and the Waushara County Emergency Medical Services. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources also responded with heavy equipment used for fighting natural wildland fires in the marsh areas. This heavy equipment helped get first responders to the scene.