PRESCOTT, Wis. — A 69-year-old Inver Grove Heights man is in the hospital after crashing a homemade airplane in Wisconsin.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says the man was operating a homemade experimental “Sonax” aircraft around 7 a.m. on Friday when he lost engine power. He tried to make an emergency landing on State Highway 35 and County Road E but the plane hit road signs and came to a stop in a ditch.
He was taken to the hospital with undetermined injuries.
The incident is under investigation.