2 killed in crash of experimental plane in Wisconsin

UPDATE: The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two victims in the Bay City, Wis. plane crash Tuesday. John Zeman, 28, and Ethan Smith, 20, both from Rochester, were killed in the crash.

The sheriff’s office says the National Traffic Safety Board is expected to take several months to complete the investigation.

An earlier version of this story can be found below.

BAY CITY, Wis. (AP) — Two people have died in the crash of an experimental airplane in western Wisconsin, according to federal and local officials.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says the plane went down about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in a field near the Red Wing Regional Airport on Highway 35 in Bay City.

Officials say the Glass Air Super II SFT had taken off at an airport in Rochester, Minnesota for a training flight. It was scheduled to land at the Red Wing airport across the Mississippi River from the City of Red Wing, Minnesota.

It’s unclear what caused the plane to go down. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

The victims have not been identified.