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Small Plane Goes Down in Jefferson County

WATERTOWN, WI – Engine failure forced a  single engine airplane to crash in a corn field shortly after takeoff from the Watertown Airport yesterday afternoon.   According to Jefferson County Sheriff Paul Milbrath, the plane, a Series SR22, took off from the Watertown Airport just before 5 p.m., bound for Kenosha.  The pilot, a 67-year-old Lake Forest, IL man reported engine problems soon after takeoff and advised Air Traffic Control that he was making an emergency landing.   The plane came down in a plowed corn field near of Aliceton Drive and Ceaser Road in the township of Watertown.   By the time first responders arrived, the pilot had already exited the plane.  He was taken to a hospital in Waukesha for treatment of an ankle injury.

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