Small plane crashes at Wisconsin airport, 6 injured

This photo provided by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren shows emergency personnel the scene of a small plane crash Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Experimental Aircraft Association convention in Oshkosh, Wis. (Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/FlightGlobal via AP)

OSHKOSH, Wisc. (WBAY/WOOD) — All runways at EAA AirVenture grounds in Oshkosh, Wisconsin are open after a plane made a hard landing and caught fire Wedesday morning.

Six people were transported to local hospitals after the Piper Malibu plane came in for a rough landing on Runway 27 at Wittman Regional Airport at 7:45 a.m.

Four people were able to escape the plane, but a fifth person had to be rescued.

Another person who was not on the plane was injured at the scene.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane was manufactured  in 1984 and is registered to DLM Holding Group LLC in Stevensville, Michigan.

Of the five people on the plane, one person is in critical, two are in fair condition and three are listed in good condition.

“Fortunately Oshkosh Fire Department has a permanent facility right here on the airport ground. They were there in probably about a minute and extracted that one individual,” said Dick Knapinski, Director of Communications for EAA AirVenture.


This article was originally published on WBAY-TV

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