CROSSE — A Minnesota pilot was found dead after a
small plane was reported missing in the La Crosse
with the La Crosse Sheriff's Department say they got
a call shortly after noon Thursday about a missing
single engine propeller plane. By pinging the
pilot's cellphone they were able to narrow the
search to an area of four square miles.
plane was found in a corn field near Holmen at about
6:15 p.m. The pilot was the only person on board and
say pilot is from northern Minnesota and was
scheduled to stop at the La Crosse airport before
heading to Appleton.
cause of the crash is unknown. Officials from the
National Transportation Safety Board are expected to
be on the scene Friday to investigate.