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Pilot’s call for help after August plane crash in Green County

GREEN COUNTY (WKOW) — We’re hearing a pilot’s call for help, after he crash-landed his plane outside of Monroe.

Sheriff’s officials said the pilot had planned to land at the airport in Monroe because of mechanical issues, but he had to bring the plane down in a field on Highway FF on August 27.

In a 911 call released by Green County Sheriff’s Office, you can hear the pilot describing the injuries he and his wife were dealing with as they waited for help.

“There’s two of us,” he told dispatchers. “My wife, I think her ankle may be broken. I’m bleeding from a few spots. We’ve both lost our glasses, so we can’t see really well.”

The man told dispatchers he was in a cornfield, but sounded confused about where exactly he had landed.

The pilot said in the 911 call that he had left Rochester, Minnesota, headed for Midway airport in Chicago.

Jennifer Kliese

Weekend Anchor and Reporter, 27 News

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