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Had a little scare....
« on: October 28, 2021, 08:32:39 AM »
Right around supper time last evening, wife is looking at her phone and says "Plane crash near Kelly Lake in Oconto County".  Say what?  That's where our property is.  As more info came in, it got worse and worse;  Turns out, plane crashed in township of Maple Valley.  That's us!  On further reporting crash occurred between county roads G and K.  Alright, about one-half mile from where our shack is.  Yatso road had to be closed off.  That road begins right where we are, and then goes east.

Of course, the pilot had much the worst of it, having apparently suffered some debilitating condition before the plane went down.  He has died.  Civil Air Patrol and others had been trying to make contact with this rapidly descending plane, but never got through.  Swampy land over there, haven't yet been up to look-see.

As far as initial concern, I just didn't want my new building smashed already!  Or a pile of debris, or a fire in the conifers.
Far as I can tell, it's 6 of one, half a dozen of the other...

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Re: Had a little scare....
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2021, 11:39:00 AM »
That is too close for comfort. I worked in the helicopter industry, lost too many friends and acquaintances. :(
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Re: Had a little scare....
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2021, 12:31:47 PM »
Seen something scary in the sky in late summer. Like an aircraft or satellite, rocket, something exploded by Mars Hill. Stuff went in several directions on fire. Never heard a peep on the news. Looked just like them images of an exploding rocket or space shuttle. No launch sites way up here in the wilderness.

And yes, there have been plane crashes here in the past, the air force out of Limestone, Maine and one spray plane. Recently a water bomber. All day time events.
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Re: Had a little scare....
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2021, 12:50:11 PM »
They must've seen this guy's plane not looking right for a while.  Fighter jets followed but lost site as small plane got too low to ground.

May have had a heart attack or some such in flight.  Guy may have been dead or unconscious prior to hitting the ground.
Far as I can tell, it's 6 of one, half a dozen of the other...


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