Plane Registered to Chicago Man Crashes in Southeastern Wisconsin; Pilot Dead

The pilot of a small plane plane died Sunday afternoon after the craft crashed into a yard along Eagle Lake in Kansasville in southeastern Wisconsin.

The Beechcraft 36 aircraft is registered to a Chicago man, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. The pilot took off from Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling and was bound for Noble F. Lee Airport in Minocqua, Wis.

No injuries were reported on the ground, but Brian Block, who lives just a block from the crash scene, told the Racine Journal Times he heard a loud plane engine just before the crash around noon Sunday.

He said he then heard a boom and his whole house shook. He says he jumped in his car and drove to the scene where he saw flames coming from a small plane in his neighbor's yard.

Travis Barstad was six houses away. He said he stepped outside and saw smoke and saw cars, sheds and trees on fire.

The Beecraft 36 is a fixed-wing, single engine plane.

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