One person is dead and two injured after a small plane crashed near Owen Monday morning. FAA Spokesman Tony Molinaro said the Cessna 182 was flying from Menominee, Michigan to Litchfield, Minnesota when it crashed in Clark County around 11 a.m. Chippewa Valley Regional Airport Manager Charity Speich said they were notified that the plane was in trouble and was going to try to land in Eau Claire, but it never arrived.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Department said the pilot and one person were injured and a third person died at the scene. Initial reports are that the pilot tried to circle the area and land on Center Road, but the wing caught a tree and the plane crashed into some trees in the town of Hoard, northeast of Owen. The Sheriff’s Department said weather is believed to be a factor in the crash. No names have been released.