Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Final report in Price County plane crash that killed sixSubmitted: 09/20/2019
Final report in Price County plane crash that killed six
Story By Newswatch 12 News Team

PRICE COUNTY - We'll never know exactly why a plane broke up in the sky over Price County, killing six people.

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on the accident over Catawba in July of 2017.

The board ruled the probable cause to be a loss of control of the plane, followed by the plane breaking up in the air.

The reasons that happened could not be determined from the information available.

Information in the report shows the plane was flying at 10 thousand feet, and dropped 1 thousand feet in a single minute before radar contact was lost.

There was no distress call.

Five of the people on board were from Illinois, including the pilot.

The sixth person killed was from California.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the risk of lightning.

+ Read More

MINNEAPOLIS - Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked the governor to activate the National Guard.

The protests that began late Wednesday and stretched into Thursday morning were the most destructive yet since the death of George Floyd, who was seen on video gasping for breath during an arrest in which an officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes. In the footage, Floyd pleads that he cannot breathe and slowly stops talking and moving.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - For the past quarter century, the Hodag Farmers' market opened the Saturday before Memorial Day. This year that tradition was broken.

However, the market is set to return this weekend, with some safety guidelines in place.

Booths will be placed farther apart, and people will be encouraged to practice social distancing. People will be asked not to touch produce before purchasing it.

Vendor and community liaison Jasmyn Schmidt said the market serves as a great way to get fresh, local, food.

"You know that food came from 20 miles away, you know it was only touched by that one family that grew it, and with our precautions no one else is touching it either," said Schmidt.

Schmidt says there are a wide variety of vendors that sell much more than just food.

The market will be open Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander.

+ Read More

MADISON - Wisconsin Republicans sparred with leaders in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers administration during a sometimes heated legislative hearing Wednesday, faulting them for not doing enough to quickly process surging unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic.

+ Read More

WASHINGTON - An estimated 2.1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, bringing the running total since the coronavirus shutdowns took hold in mid-March to about 41 million, the government said Thursday.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - The Hodag Country Festival organizers announced Thursday the decision to postpone the 43rd Hodag Country Festival until 2021.

+ Read More

BILLINGS, MONT. - Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: