One Dead In AirVenture Lake Crash (Updated)
One person was killed and two injured, when a Lake Renegade crashed on takeoff from the AirVenture Seaplane Base on Thursday. The victims, all believed to be from Minnesota, were trying to fly home when the amphibious flying boat flipped as it was taking off from a choppy Lake Winnebago. The aircraft remained partially submerged in the water and first responders arrived by boat to rescue the occupants.
The three occupants survived the crash but one died later in the hospital. Two people were trapped in the plane but one managed to escape through a door that opened on impact, according to the sheriff’s office. One of the first responders suffered a cut and burns from leaking gasoline. Winds were reported about 12-15 knots on the lake Thursday afternoon.