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Cessna headed for Minnesota goes down in Wisconsin; 1 dead

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Authorities are investigating after a Minnesota-bound small plane crashed in central Wisconsin Monday morning, killing one and injuring two.

The four-seat Cessna 182 was traveling from Menominee, Michigan to Litchfield, Minnesota when its wings iced up about 8,000 feet in the air, prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing, the Associated Press reports.

The plane apparently clipped some tree branches during the landing, causing it to crash into a ditch in the town of Hoard in Clark County.

Thanks to two 911 calls – one of which the pilot made – authorities were able to respond and bring the pilot and one of the passengers to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, WCCO reports. The third occupant died at the scene.

Federal Aviation Administration investigators were expected to arrive Monday afternoon from Milwaukee and Chicago, the Marshfield News Herald reports. The paper says the name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of the person's family.

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