Four killed in plane crash near Monroe

Staff Report

MONROE, Wis. — Four people are confirmed dead after a small plan crashed near Monroe, Wisconsin, last weekend, the Green County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday.

Authorities say the crash occurred about a mile from the Monroe Municipal Airport. According to Sheriff Mark Rohloff, a grandmother, her 17-year-old granddaughter, 13-year-old grandson and the teens’ mother were aboard the Cessna 182T when it went down in a field around noon Sunday. The plane was approaching Monroe after taking off from Kenosha Regional Airport earlier in the day.

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The sheriff’s department reported that witnesses saw flames coming from the plane and that it lost power as it descended toward the field and hit some trees. The crash caused a fire that was extinguished by firefighters.

The crash is under investigation by federal authorities. R.

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