Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Calumet County

The FAA is investigating why the single engine on a propeller plane stopped Monday, February 6, 2023, causing the pilot to make an emergency landing in a snow covered field in Calumet County.

The airplane left Appleton International Airport around noon and after about 10 minutes, the pilot told air traffic controllers at Green Bay’s Austin Straubel International Airport that his engine stopped working. Then contact was lost with the pilot and he vanished off air traffic’s radar.

Austin Straubel officials notified the Calumet County Sheriff’s Office about the incident because the last place the plane was known to be was just south of High Cliff State Park.

Police, as well as Stockbridge Fire Department, Stockbridge First Responders, and Gold Cross Ambulance began a search for the plane.

Minutes later they were notified that the plane was found in a field on private property.

The pilot, a 63-year-old man from Downers Grove, Illinois, wasn’t hurt. He was the only person on the plane.