Wisconsin authorities say two friends were flying a recently
purchased airplane to Alaska when it crashed, killing the pilot's
Sheriff Greg Herrick released the names of the three people
involved in Monday's crash in central Wisconsin.
27-year-old Mark Siegwart of Hammond, Indiana, and his friend,
41-year-old Nathan Smoot from North Pole, Alaska, were flying the
plane to Alaska after leaving Hammond. Along the way they stopped
and picked up Siegwart's father, 56-year-old Martin Siegwart of
The pilot said
the single-engine Cessna 182 started to ice up and lose altitude.
The plane was trying to make an emergency landing on a road when
died at the scene. His son remains in stable condition, and the
other passenger has been released.