No Injuries Reported in Washington Island Airplane Crash

No occupants were severely injured when a four-passenger aircraft struck treetops and crash landed short of the runway at Washington Island Airport July 15.

Two people were aboard the 1969 Mooney Ranger Model M20C when it crashed at approximately 11:29 am. It was piloted by Donald Hyra of Germantown and co-piloted by Ned Atwell of Waukesha. Only minor injuries to one of the occupants were treated at the scene, according to a press release from the Door County Sheriff’s Department.

The aircraft was declared a total loss. The Washington Island Airport is a general aviation airport with two grass runways.


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