18-year-old pilot critically injured after crashing small plane into Wauwatosa neighborhood
WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An 18-year-old pilot is in critical condition after he crash-landed a single engine plane in a Wauwatosa backyard Thursday afternoon, on May 26.
We are on the scene of a plane crash in the area of N 103 St/W Courtland Av. Please avoid the area as emergency crews secure and investigate the scene.— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) May 26, 2022
We spoke with the homeowner of this house - the plane crashed in his backyard. He said it was a loud thud that shook the house. He said he went outside immediately to check on the pilot, who was alive. The homeowner coached him to keep breathing until ambulance arrived pic.twitter.com/8SCAJ4zHX8— Jenna Wells (@JennaWellsNEWS) May 26, 2022
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) were contacted and will help with the investigation.
Wauwatosa Police Department is the lead agency on the incident along with the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.