Stevens Point Police Lt Brian Kudronowicz says around 5 pm Monday night a witness reported seeing a plane go down on the edge of the airport. The single engine plane had apparently just taken off. Emergency crews responded to the fiery scene. Police do not know how high the plane was when it began to descend.
There are few witnesses to the incident. Kudronowicz says they received only two phone calls about it one from the airport and another from an outlying area. It appears there were no distress calls from the single engine plane either.
The two people in the plane did not survive. Identities are still to be determined but police say they making progress on that. Inspectors from the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA will be arriving to investigate.