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Pilot of crashed airplane appears unharmed

A City of Brookfield Police squad car sits along the Capitol Drive Airport runway east of where a Vann RV-6 experimental aircraft went down in a heavy marsh area. The pilot of the single-engine aircraft was transported from the site for medical attention.

A City of Brookfield Police squad car sits along the Capitol Drive Airport runway east of where a Vann RV-6 experimental aircraft went down in a heavy marsh area. The pilot of the single-engine aircraft was transported from the site for medical attention.

June 4, 2013

The pilot of a small experimental airplane that crashed at the Capitol Drive Airport this afternoon is alert and appears to be uninjured, Fire Chief Charlie Myers said.

"He didn't appear to be in any distress whatsoever," Myers said of the pilot. However, the pilot is being evaluated by Brookfield paramedics.

The plane landed upside down in a marshy area, and was found in water about boot high. The circumstances of the crash are unknown at this time, Myers said.

Flight for Life and multiple area fire departments responded.

As of 2:45 p.m., the two-seater airplane was still on the airfield.

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