UPDATE: Experimental Aircraft Crashes in NE Wisconsin

UPDATE Sunday, July 22, 2012 --- 2:32 p.m.

Posted Sunday, July 22, 2012 --- 1:34 p.m.

TOWN OF BOVINA, Wis. (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of an experimental aircraft in the Town of Bovina in northeastern Wisconsin.

The Outagamie County Sheriff's Department says it received the report of the crash just before 3 p.m. Saturday. It says the pilot was conscious and breathing when deputies and rescuers arrived. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The name of the pilot, who was the only person on board, was not immediately released.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2012 --- 8:26p.m.

From our news partner WLUK:

Officials say one man is injured after a helicopter crash at Highway 54 and Mack Road.

It happened around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon near Shiocton.

The pilot was flying a gyrocopter to Shiocton's Fly-In when the aircraft clipped a telephone wire and crashed in the road.

Gyrocopters are experimental aircrafts that have helicopter and airplane features.

Officials say the pilot was the only one in the gyrocopter.

The Outagamie County Sheriff's Department says the pilot has been taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

The westbound lane of Highway 54 from Park Avenue to Puls Road will be closed for a few hours.

The National Transportation Safety Board in Oshkosh is investigating the accident.

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