Man injured after plane goes down in Lodi

Published: Dec. 15, 2018 at 2:44 PM CST
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A pilot of a single engine plane suffered minor injuries after crashing near Lodi Lakeland Airport on Saturday.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's office, the Sonex 393 plane crashed into a field near 1445 Fair St., after striking trees while approaching the airport just after 2:00 p.m.

The 73-year-old male pilot from Dane County was transported to the hospital. The aircraft was heavily damaged.

Officials at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office believe the plane is privately operated and there are no reports pilot had communication with the Lodi Lakeland Airport.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Lodi Fire and EMS.