Posted: Monday, 25 June 2012 10:33AM
A 40-year-old Durand, Wisconsin, man was killed Sunday morning when he crashed his ultra-light plane at an airstrip in northern Buffalo County.
Douglas Kadinger was piloting a single seat Ultra Lite aircraft at Durand Airport in the town of Maxville when it crashed during takeoff.
Kadinger was killed on impact, according to the Buffalo County Sheriff's Department. A witness reported the crash at 11:51 a.m. Sunday.
Buffalo County Sheriff Michael Schmidtknecht said FAA investigators were looking into cause of the crash.
Kadinger had purchased the single seat flyer only a few weeks ago, Schmidtknecht said. Weather conditions were sunny with mild breezes when the crash occurred.