WALWORTH COUNTY (WKOW) -- Officials say the pilot of the ultralight aircraft -- that crashed Wednesday morning in Walworth -- has died.
The Walworth County Sheriff's Office says emergency crews responded to the crash around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Officials say shortly after take-off, the ultralight crashed into the cornfield next to the runway located at W7145 Beloit Road in the Town of Walworth.
The pilot, 61-year-old John Evans, was awake when deputies arrived to the crash scene. Investigators say Evans was able to give a brief statement before he lost consciousness in the ambulance. Evans later died at a hospital.
Authorities say the Federal Aviation Administration was contacted about the crash, however, an ultralight is not a plane by definition, so this is not being investigated as a "plane crash."
Officials say an autopsy will be performed later this week to determine the exact cause of death.
WALWORTH (WKOW) -- Emergency crews responded after an ultralight plane crashed near Walworth.
The owner of a private airport says the plane went down in a cornfield parallel to a landing strip. She says one man was on board.
The man's condition is unknown.
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