One dead, two injured after small plane crash in central Wisconsin

OWEN, Wis. (AP) — A plane crash in central Wisconsin has killed one person and injured two others.

Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick says the victim was a passenger in a Cessna 182 that was trying to make an emergency landing on a road in the town of Hoard at about 9:15 a.m. Monday.

News-Herald Media reports two other people in the plane suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff says the pilot reported the wings started to ice up about 8,000 feet in the air, so he started circling while looking for a road to try an emergency landing.

As the plane touched down, Herrick says, the wing clipped tree branches, causing the plane to crash into the ditch.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the plane was traveling from Menominee, Michigan, to Litchfield, Minnesota.