Two men from Kentucky, killed in plane crash in Kenosha County have now been identified

KENOSHA COUNTY -- Kenosha County Sheriff's officials have identified two men who were killed when a Zenith CH601XL airplane, last known to be en route to EAA in Oshkosh crashed in the Village of Bristol.

The pilot of the plane has been identified as 69-year-old William Lester Lanman of Louisville, Kentucky.  Lanman was a U.S. Army veteran and long-time pilot.

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The passenger in the plane has been identified as 43-year-old James Dan Arnold of Crestwood, Kentucky. Arnold was a friend of Lanman and was studying to be a pilot.  Arnold leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

On Sunday morning, July 26th, shortly after 10:00 a.m., the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department contacted the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department regarding an overdue aircraft.

The plane was approximately 20 hours overdue -- last known to be en route to EAA in Oshkosh.

Kenosha County Sheriff's deputies immediately began a search for the missing plane -- along with the Wisconsin Civil Air Patrol.

A crash site was located just after 12:30 p.m. in a grassy field -- several hundred yards south of a home on 60th Street in Kenosha County.

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There were no injuries to anyone on the ground and no buildings or property was damaged.

The crash continues to be investigated by the FAA and NTSB.