UPDATE 7:00 p.m.

The airport has partially re-opened according to airport director Matthew Leitner.

FedEx is expected to remove the plane wreckage from the airport Friday morning. Afterward, the airport would return to normal operations.

Delta is planning to use a second, smaller runway at the airport to land a flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul Thursday night. 


UPDATE 10:54 a.m.

A representative from the airport commission confirms the incident was reported around 8:15 a.m.

The CSA Air plane had one occupant and was contracted through FedEx.

Airport Rescue and Fire were the first to respond to the scene. 

The Rhinelander Fire Department and Police Department arrived shortly after. 

The police department has secured the airport perimeter. The airport will be closed until midnight but that is subject to change. 

The FAA is expected to arrive on the scene by 12:30 p.m. More information may be released after that. 


UPDATE 10:45 a.m.

A single-engine Cessna 208 Caravan crashed under unknown circumstances according to the FAA. 

In a statement, the FAA says the plane flipped over and came to a rest between a taxiway and a runway.

The plane belongs to Michigan-based CSA Air according to airport director Matthew Leitner 

The tail number of the plane will be released after investigators verify it at the crash site.


Multiple agencies are responding to a single engine plane crash at the Rhinelander-Oneida County airport. 

The airport has been closed and the FAA and NTSB have been notified. 

The Rhinelander Police Department confirms one person has a head injury. They have been transported to the hospital. 

There is a flight expected to arrive from Minneapolis St. Paul at 3:29 a.m. and depart to Minneapolis St. Paul at 3:54 p.m. 

Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport director Matthew Leitner said he cannot confirm if that flight will still be able to land here.