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Two plane crashes within in hour of each being investigated


WAUTOMA, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities are investigating two plane crashes in Wisconsin today that happened within an hour of each other where two people were seriously hurt in each incident.

The first one happened around 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Wautoma Airport.

Waushara County deputies said the craft was trying to take off when it crashed south of the airport. Authorities said two men suffered possible life-threatening injuries, and were flown to a hospital in Neenah.  Officials did not give the flyers’ names or hometowns – but the two were not from Wisconsin.

Meanwhile, Dane County sheriff’s deputies said a 51-year-old Minnesota man and his 14-year-old son were hurt around 9:30 this morning when their 1950’s single-engine plane crashed in a wooded area, just after takeoff from the airport in Stoughton.

A sheriff’s spokeswoman said the two were returning home to southwest Minnesota after being at the EAA show in Oshkosh, and they spent the night with relatives in Stoughton before they tried to fly out today. Both were taken to U-W Hospital in Madison.

Their names and hometowns were not immediately released.