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Tanner Byholm dies in a plane crash earlier this week near Janesville. The 2nd pilot’s name was Remington Viney.
Their small plane went down about a mile from the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport Tuesday.
Byholm and Viney were the only occupants of the plane, which was described as experimental.
The plane had just taken off from the airport and was attempting to return when it crashed in a wooded, swampy area and became partially submerged in water and mud.
Byholm was 25 years old.
After departing, the pilot reported engine problems and intended to return to the airport. It was still about 4 miles away when the plane went down.
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office says the aircraft was found upside down in a muddy, densely wooded area along the Rock River.
According to the sheriff’s office, the plane cut through several of the densely packed trees as it went down.
Because of its location, rescue crews needed to use airboats to reach the plane.
“There was a number of springs and there was a lot of water. It’s a very low-lying area, trees. With the snow being relatively deep, navigating all of that was difficult,” authorities said Tuesday.
Authorities have described the plane as unique or experimental.
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the final pieces of the wreckage were removed Thursday night. According to the NTSB, the plane will go to a secure location where its investigator will be able to examine it more closely.
The NTSB expects to release a preliminary report detailing the facts of the crash as soon as next week. The final report, which would include the official cause, if one is determined, could take 1 to 2 years.
The deaths are still under investigation by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Medical Examiner’s Office. Results of the autopsies are pending.
Rock County Sheriff Troy Knudson said the pilot had a brief conversation with the airport tower and reported some type of problem before the plane crashed.