The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department received a rescue call at 2:43AM on Thursday for a male subject with injuries he sustained in an airplane crash. The subject had arrived on foot at a private residence in the Town of Franklin, stating that he had crashed his airplane in a wooded area and that he was in need of medical attention.
The initial investigation determined that the pilot of the airplane, 38 year old Charles Green of Port Washington, had initially left West Bend on Wednesday and arrived in Manitowoc. The pilot later left Manitowoc to return to West Bend. Witness reports indicate a low flying plane heard in the vicinity of the crash site at approximately 10:40PM.
The plane, a 1969 Cessna, was located in a wooded area southwest of the intersection of CTH J and Sleepy Hollow Road. Authorities at the FAA have been notified, and arrangements are being made for the recovery and transportation of the plane to Austin Straubel International Airport for follow up investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. Investigative reports will be forwarded to the Kewaunee County District Attorney’s Office for review.