Single engine plane crashes in Fond du Lac County field

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A single engine plane crashed in Fond du Lac County Thursday, July 29. Thankfully, no one on board was severely injured. 

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 12:19 p.m., on Locust Road in Ripon. 

An initial investigation indicates the 1933 Stinson single engine plane traveling from Indiana to EAA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, experienced mechanical issues with fuel. The pilot attempted to land the plane in a field Locust Road.

Officials say as the pilot was landing the plane, due to the wet field, the front tires of the plane dug into the mud causing the plane to flip one time landing on its roof.

The pilot, a 40-year-old Indiana man, received minor injuries and was treated on the scene and released. The three other passengers, ages 20, 18, and 11, were uninjured. All occupants of the plane were wearing safety belts.

The FAA was requested to the scene to complete an investigation.

The incident is also being investigated by the Town of Ripon Police Department. 

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