2 teens, mom, grandmother die in fiery plane crash in Green County

Green, June 11, 2018: All four people aboard a light aircraft died Sunday after the plane crashed into a wooded area in Green County.

Green County Sheriff Mark Rohloff said those aboard the Cessna 182T were a 17-year-old girl, a 13-year-old boy and their mother and grandmother, who was the pilot.

The Green County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the plane was headed to its final destination — the Monroe Municipal Airport — when it went down. When first responders arrived, the plane was fully engulfed in flames.

The grandmother had previous experience landing at the airport and the family had been tracking their flight and contacted the sheriff’s office when they lost contact, Rohloff said at a news conference according to jsonline.com

The plane had taken off from Kenosha, Rohloff said.

Multiple people called the sheriff’s office around noon Sunday to report seeing a plane in the sky lose altitude and crash, according to the release.

Rohloff said authorities are assuming there were mechanical problems with the plane before the crash.

The crash is under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. The final outcome from the investigation may take more than a month.

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