Two people are dead, after a plane crash in Kenosha County that was discovered Sunday afternoon.
Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies began searching for the aircraft Sunday just after noon, after being contacted by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department about the aircraft being 20 hours overdue for landing in Oshkosh. Authorities say the plane was on its way to the Annual Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture show in Oshkosh, which wrapped up this weekend.
Deputies and the Wisconsin Civil Air Patrol began a search for the aircraft, which the CAP located just after noon Sunday in “a grassy field several hundred yards south of a residence” in rural Kenosha County, according to a release from the department. It remains unknown when the plane crashed.
The plane was described as a Zenith CH601XL, which is a small single-engine kit aircraft.
The FAA and NTSB have been called in to investigate the crash, the cause of which has not yet been determined. Authorities have not yet released the identities of those killed in the crash or their departure point.