Pilot in stable condition after helicopter crashes in Town of Norway

RCSOOn 07/12/2015 at 08:24 hours, the Racine County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a helicopter crashed at the Guntly Airport, which is located in the 22000 block of West CTH G in the Town of Norway.

When the first deputy arrived on scene he advised the pilot, a 61 year old male from South Milwaukee, was conscious and alert but had sustained a laceration on the back of his head. The pilot was later transported to Froedert Hospital where he was being treated for non life threatening and listed in stable condition.

Initial investigation reveals the pilot was operating a Mosquito helicopter, which is a small one passenger aircraft considered to be experimental based on it’s small size. According to a witness on the ground, the pilot was hovering about 15 feet above ground when the craft lost lift and dropped to the ground, landing in a cornfield. The witness said he saw the pilot exit and walk towards the back of the aircraft.

The aircraft sustained very little damage and the exact cause of the crash is unknown at this time. The FAA was contacted and responded to the accident scene from the Milwaukee Field Office. The name of the pilot is not being released at this time as the investigation is ongoing.