Two people dead after plane crashes, catches fire at Timmerman Airport

MILWAUKEE -- Two people are dead after a small passenger plane crashed at Timmerman Airport on the city's northwest side on Wednesday evening, July 29th.The initial call for first responders came in at 6:11 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigation what caused the crash.

FOX6 News spoke with a family who's home butts up right to the edge of the airport and saw everything. For folks living just feet away from the wreckage, this is a sight they will never forget.

Kenneth Gipp heard a noise just after 6 p.m. and looked out his brother's window to discover a shocking sight.

"Like a loud engine noise. I saw the aircraft leaning real hard to the right, it looked like the wing hit the ground first," said Gipp.

Gipp saw the nose of the plane crashing into the ground.

"There were just a line of flames going from where it hit up to the plane," said Gipp.

For other witnesses, there are prayers for whoever was on board.

"I don't think anyone survived," said Gipp.

A spokeswoman for the FAA says the FAA and the NTSB are gathering information about this crash and continue to investigate.

Monitor FOX6 News and for updates on this developing story.