UPDATE: Investment firm exec, daughter die in Milwaukee plane crash

UPDATED Thursday, July 30, 2015---9:11 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The victims of a plane crash in Milwaukee have been identified as the chief operating officer of a Boston capital investment firm and his daughter.

Summit Partners said in a statement Thursday that the victims of Wednesday's crash are Joseph Trustey and his daughter, Anna.

They were traveling to the Midwest for a college visit.

Federal investigators will try to determine why the single-engine plane crashed and erupted in flames at Timmerman Airport on Milwaukee's northwest side. Neighbors whose houses border the airport witnessed the crash at about 6 p.m. but say the flames and smoke made it impossible for them to help.

Witness Ken Gipp says the plane was flying very low when the right wing hit the ground and a wall of flames ignited.

Copyright 2015: Associated Press

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UPDATED: Thursday, July 30, 2015 --- 6:56 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Federal investigators will try to determine why a single-engine plane crashed and erupted in flames at a small Milwaukee airport, killing the two people on board.

The crash happened Wednesday evening at Timmerman Airport on Milwaukee's northwest side. Neighbors whose houses border the airport witnessed the crash about 6 p.m., but they say the flames and smoke made it impossible for them to help.

Quentin Smith tells WISN-TV he tried to get close to the wreckage to see if anyone survived, but was driven back by the fire. Ken Gipp also witnessed the crash. He says the plane was flying very low when the right wing hit the ground and a wall of flames ignited.

Federal Aviation Administration registration shows the plane is owned by Trustey Management Corp. of Boston, Massachusetts.

Authorities say autopsies will be done Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board is expected on the scene Thursday.

Copyright: Associated Press 2015
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UPDATED: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 -- 9:53 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation confirms two people were on board a plane that crashed at a Milwaukee airport Wednesday night.

The initial call came in at 6:11p.m. Milwaukee firefighters and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office arrived at Timmerman Airport. Witnesses say they saw the plane dip towards the ground, crash, and then burst into flames.

Officials say the two people on board died in the crash.

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UPDATED: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 -- 7:20 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms at least one person is dead after a small passenger plane crashed on Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 -- 6:45 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Milwaukee firefighters and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office are at Timmerman Airport on the city’s northwest side this hour– where a small passenger plane is engulfed in flames.

The initial call for first responders came in at 6:11 p.m.

There is no word on how many passengers were on board the aircraft — or if anyone was hurt.