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Pilot killed in Waupaca County crash

Plane overturned while landing

A single-engine airplane crashed shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Central County Airport. south of State Highway 161 in the town of Helvetia.

According to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office, the airplane overturned while landing at the airport, causing fatal injuries to the pilot.

The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the Iola Fire Department, Iola Ambulance, Waupaca County Medical Examiner, Michigan State Police, National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The crash remains under investigation.

The pilot will not be identified until family notifications have been made.

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