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Kenosha family killed in Green County plane crash identified

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Updated: 5:15 p.m. on June 11, 2018

GREEN COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The four family members killed in a small plane crash have been identified.

The Green County Coroner identified the pilot as 81-year- Colleen Deininger. Her passengers included her 53-year-old daughter Melissa Deininger-Dickman and two grandchildren, Emmarose Dickman, 17, and Alex Dickman, 13. 

The family was from Kenosha.

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Updated: 11:47 a.m. on June 11, 2018

GREEN COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Federal Aviation investigators are looking into the cause of a plane crash that killed four family members in southwestern Wisconsin. 

The single-engine plane took off from the Kenosha Airport Sunday and crashed while trying to land at the airport in Monroe. 

The Green County Sheriff says witnesses saw flames coming from the plane as it went down in a grassy area north of the airport, hit some trees, and caught fire. 

The pilot was a grandmother and the three passengers were her daughter and two teenage grandchildren.

 The names of the victims have not been released. 

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Posted: 3:56 p.m. on June 10, 2018

GREEN COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) --  A plane flying from Kenosha to Monroe has crashed. According to a press conference with the Green County Sheriff's Office a citizen called at noon Sunday to report a plane with flames coming out of it just north of the Monroe Airport.

The Sheriff's office reports that the plane crashed and all four people on board died.

The pilot was a woman who had flown to Monroe before. At least three of the people on board were adults and there was "some relation" between them according to the Sheriff's office. 

Both the FAA and NTSB have been called to the scene for an investigation and officials say the area will be closed for at least two days.

The names of the deceased have not been released.

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