State News Roundup: Two people killed in an airplane crash near BurlingtonWisconsin News
-- The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a plane crash near the Burlington airport that killed two people.
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a plane crash near the Burlington airport that killed two people. The F-A-A said a single-engine Grumman Double-“A”-One crashed, while it was trying to land at the airport a little before 1:30 yesterday afternoon. It went down on its side in a cornfield. Media reports said the victims were a father-and-daughter from Illinois. There was no immediate word on where the flight originated. The plane was registered to a man from Antioch, just south of the Wisconsin border in northeast Illinois. Lynn Lunsford of the F-A-A said the Burlington airport does not have a control tower – and the pilot was not in contact with air traffic controllers before the crash occurred.
Fond du Lac County authorities continue to investigate the death of a man who was killed inside a shed, when a vehicle backed into it. 59-year-old Robert Stahl of the town of Ashford was pronounced dead at the scene. Three others had non-life-threatening injuries. The driver, a 17-year-old student at Campbellsport High School, was not hurt. Officers said the teen was trying to back up and leave the property on Saturday night, when his vehicle went through a closed overhead garage door and hit the people inside. Investigators said alcohol was not a factor.
A search was continuing at last word for a 31-year-old survivalist from northern Wisconsin who’s missing in the Alaskan wilderness. Thomas Seibold of Three Lakes is an instructor at the Talking Drum Outdoor School, and he set out alone in late September. School officials said he traveled to Ambler Alaska, hiked 30 miles to a cabin, canoed with a woman and her son to a fishing camp, and then left the two September 27th. He was planning to stay in the back-country in northwest Alaska through last month, and he booked a flight home to Wisconsin on Thursday – which he didn’t make. Seibold was expected to contact somebody by November 11th and didn’t. He was reported missing at that point, and Alaska state troopers have conducted an aerial search with no sign of the man.