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Three injured after plane makes hard landing in Northeastern Wisconsin

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OCONTO, Wisconsin (WKOW) – Three passengers suffered minor injuries when a twin-engine plane iced up and made a hard landing in northeastern Wisconsin.

The plane, carrying five people, landed at J. Douglas Bake Memorial Airport in Oconto Thursday afternoon.

Oconto County sheriff's deputy Troy Sherman tells Press-Gazette Media the three passengers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, but the pilot and co-pilot refused treatment.

Sherman says the pilot notified Austin Straubel International Airport around 3:30 p.m. that the plane's instruments and wings were icing up and he would make an emergency landing in Oconto.

Twenty minutes later, the plane landed hard at the Oconto airport -- apparently because poor visibility prevented the pilot and co-pilot from being able to see the ground.

The plane skidded off the runway and was heavily damaged.

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