Alcohol Suspected as Factor in Plane Crash that Injured Port Pilot

A 38-year-old Port Washington man crashed his plane in southwestern Kewaunee County.

A 38-year-old Port Washington pilot was hurt Thursday after he crashed his plane in southwestern Kewaunee County.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Residents in the area heard a small plane flying through at about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, but it wasn't until about 2:30 a.m. Thursday that pilot Charles Green showed up at a nearby home seeking help.

Another Port Washington pilot, 58-year-old native William Didier, in Riverwoods, IL. Two other passengers also died in that crash.

Didier had moved to Cedar Grove just 5 months before his death. His brother , a person very attached to his family, music, and gardening, and .

Mary Green-Nichols January 14, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Thank you, Ms.Beyer, I have a special interest in this story and have been following it on many Wisconsin news sites. You have been the ONLY editor to report what has been fact. One Sheriff, believed alcohol may have been a factor. This statement is not conclusive, but in a headline, the pilot will have already been judged as guilty by the community, rather than allowing the FAA and the NTSB to do their job. Thank you for not filling in blanks that frankly, have not been confirmed as fact. I greatly respect you and your journalistic integrity. Mary Nichols


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