by Landen Moore, FOX 11 News
TOWN OF MAPLE VALLEY (WLUK) — A pilot was killed when their plane crashed in Oconto County Wednesday.
Around 6:15 p.m., dispatchers received a call about a plane that appeared to be descending near Kelly Lake.
The United States Air Force and Federal Aviation Administration said they were in the process of tracking a fixed-wing single-engine beech plane. Two jets escorting the plane said it flew too low, causing them to lose sight of it. Dispatchers were also notified that the pilot, the only person onboard, was unresponsive.
Several agencies responded, with the FAA assisting in a search via helicopter. The plane was found between county roads G and K in the Town of Maple Valley, sheriff’s officials say.
The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office, FAA, Wisconsin State Patrol and Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating.