No Injuries in Washington Island Plane Crash

A four-passenger aircraft struck treetops and crash landed short of the runway at Washington Island Airport on July 15 during the 64th annual Washington Island Lions Club Annual Fly-In and Fish Boil. 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. One of the occupants was treated at the scene for minor injuries, 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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