WATERTOWN, Wis. – Two cargo planes collided in midair Sunday, with one of them crashing and killing three people and the other able to land in southeastern Wisconsin, aviation officials said.
The multiengine, fixed-wing cargo planes departed Milwaukee on the same route and collided about 5 p.m., said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory. One landed at an airport in Juneau, about 50 miles northwest of Milwaukee, and the other crashed in a nearby field and burned.
None of the three people aboard the plane that landed was hurt, Cory said. She did not have more information about the victims of the other plane.
The plane that landed safely was registered to Air Cargo Carrier Inc. of Milwaukee. Company dispatcher Randy Jackson said his employer was investigating and would make no other comment.
Both planes had the same owner, Cory said.