JUDA, Wis. (AP) — A pilot wasn’t seriously hurt when his small plane lost power and went down in southern Wisconsin.
Sheriff’s officials say the 33-year-old pilot from Fairmont, Minnesota was flying from the Chicago area to the Twin Cities when the plane lost power Monday evening near the Green County community of Juda.
Sheriff Mark Rohloff says the plane’s left wing caught power lines as it descended and became entangled. Several hundred Alliant Energy customers in the area temporarily lost power when the lines were ripped down.
The twin-engine Beechcraft was damaged, but authorities say the pilot, Alvin Thoreson, is OK.
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