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Pilot saved by neighbors in Waupaca Co plane crash

Posted on November 8, 2016 4:41 pm under Aviation Accident

A few moments were all it took for someone’s life to be saved after a plane crashed in Waupaca County Sunday afternoon, November 6.

A plane went down near a private airport called Poppy’s Flying Acres, near Mukwa. The pilot had been flying a machine that he had built himself, which was new.

Two neighbors of the unidentified pilot were able to reach the scene in a matter of minutes and miraculously found the operator conscious and able to walk. The two rescuers described the damage as severe, causing them to pause as they approached. They helped get the man away from the plane and were just barely at a safe distance when the machine exploded, doubling the amount of fire around the wreckage.

The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office Sargent Kevin Studzinski clarified that the pilot is only still alive today because of the quick actions of his neighbors. The pilot was alone during the accident and the plane is considered unsalvageable.

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