FAA Investigating Green Lake County Plane Crash

7/25/17 – No injuries were reported after a plane heading to the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh crash landed in a Green Lake County corn field. In a press release issued yesterday, Sheriff Mark Podoll said the accident occurred around 3:30pm Saturday on Phelps Road in the Town of Green Lake. A 61-year-old Ohio man was piloting the aircraft and both he and a nine-year-old male passenger were unharmed. The pilot told authorities that he was in a holding pattern waiting to fly into Wittman Regional Airport when his plane suddenly lost power and was forced to make an emergency landing. The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with the Grand River/ Markesan Fire Department. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.