Wreckage of missing plane found, pilot killed

Aircraft bound for Nebraska turns up in Wisconsin

Authorities say a small plane that went missing on Friday has been found in a Pierce County farm field.

The pilot, 73-year-old Richard Schweitzer of Watersmeet, Michigan, was found dead at the scene. He was the only person on board the single engine Cessna.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says the plane was found Saturday evening after it was spotted by the Civil Air Patrol.

The sheriff’s office says the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation and Safety Board are now investigating.

PREVIOUS STORY -The Civil Air Patrol has located a plane that went missing in southeastern Minnesota Friday.

The Cessna 210 took off from Land O’ Lakes airport bound for Nebraska, but never made it.

It was last known to be around Red Wing Municipal Airport.

The plane was found near Bay City, WI at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The condition of the aircraft and its occupants is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

PREVIOUS STORY – The Civil Air Patrol needs your help in locating a missing airplane.

They say a Cessna 210 with red, white and blue markings has been missing since yesterday.

It took off from Land O’ Lakes airport bound for Nebraska, but never made it.

It’s last known location was near Red Wing Municipal airport.

If you may have seen an aircraft similar to that description, or you saw or heard an aircraft flying at low altitudes in the area around southeastern Minnesota or western Wisconsin Friday you are asked to contact the Civil Air Patrol at 608-487-9053.