Three people unharmed in small plane crash on Madeline Island Saturday afternoon

By KBJR News 1

May 24, 2014 Updated May 27, 2014 at 1:37 PM CST

La Pointe, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Three people were shaken, but unharmed, after their small plane crashed on Madeline Island Saturday afternoon.

The three persons include, Pilot David Campbell of New Brighton, Minnesota, Passengers Dan Keskey of St. Cloud, Minnesota and Jason Khemraj of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

According to the La Pointe Police Department, the 1974 Piper Cherokee attempted a landing at Major Gilbert Field Airport on Madeline Island just after noon Saturday.

Police say the plane was approaching from the north, and ended up just east of the runway at its south end. The Piper came to rest in a wooded area.

The three passengers on board were uninjured and refused EMS transport.

The FAA is currently investigating the cause of the crash.

Last June, another small airplane crashed on Madeline Island, killing a 63–year–old La Crosse doctor and his 58–year–old brother.

This brings the total of plane crashes on Madeline Island to three in the past three years.

Billy Wagness
bwagness@kbjr.com

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