Plane Accident at Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport

A pilot and his passenger escaped injury in an accident on the runway at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport Wednesday afternoon. The initial report indicates that the single engine aircraft sustained some damage in the incident and was towed to a hanger. Details of the accident are sketchy at this point, but we do know the call came in at about 2:30pm after the pilot apparently began his landing in the middle of the runway and the nose came down, damaging the propeller as it skidded to a stop. Fire units were sent to the scene and the Door County Sheriff’s office dispatched a deputy, but his initial report indicated that there were no life-threatening aspects to the incident. An investigator from the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to get a briefing from the pilot on the cause of the crash Thursday. We’re told the pilot has a home locally.

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