Overnight plane crash in Door County, no survivors


Details are emerging about a plane crash in Peninsula State Park on Sunday night.

Authorities are saying no one survived the crash.

The Green Bay Press Gazette reports:

Authorities say there were no survivors after a small plane crashed in Peninsula State Park on Sunday night.

The plane was found off Highland Road, north of the golf course maintenance building, just before 10 p.m. after more than an hour of intense searching by northern Door County police and fire personnel.

“At 8:38 p.m. the Door County Sheriff’s office received a phone call of a plane circling southwest of Ephraim. The caller reported hearing a crash,” Chief Deputy Pat McCarty said late Sunday night. “A land and sea search commenced. At (9:55 p.m.) a crash scene was located in Peninsula State Park.”

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and was en route to the scene, McCarty said. “There are no survivors.”

McCarty said the department for now was not releasing the number of people in the plane, which was located in wooded area.

He did not know who located the plane.

The search lasted about an hour and 20 minutes and involved personnel, equipment and boats from Egg Harbor, Gibraltar, Baileys Harbor, Ephraim and Sister Bay/Liberty Grove fire departments, the Eagle III rescue helicopter, Door County Emergency Medical Services and the Sheriff’s Department. The U.S. Coast Guard was also notified.

  For more updates on this, visit Green Bay Press Gazette

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