UPDATE: FAA, NTSB to Take Over Plane Crash Investigation
A Stevens Point fire truck and ambulance at the site of Suday afternoon’s plane crash. (Photo Bradley Makuski)
By Patrick Lynn
A one- plan crash at the Stevens Point Airport today will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, according officials from the Stevens Point Municipal Airport.
Airport Manager Jason Draheim declined to make any further comments.
The crash happened shortly after noon on Sunday. According to witnesses on the scene, the airplane spiraled towards the ground while performing an aerobatic trickbefore looping upwards and flying into nearby trees.
The remainder of Sunday’s biennial airshow was cancelled shortly after 1 PM.
No word on the extent of injuries or the condition of the pilot.
A dispatcher from the Portage Co. Communications Center has said no information is being released at this time.
One medical helicopter, along with the Stevens Point Police Department, Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office, Metro Fire and the Wisconsin State Patrol have responded to the scene.
A press conference has been scheduled this afternoon at the Stevens Point Police Department. We’ll continue to update this story as more information becomes available.