PHOTO: Pilot hospitalized after plane crash in East Troy
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Ronald G. Scott, 79, of East Troy, crashed his self-built 1969 filxed wing XS-1, known as "Old Ironsides" in a privately-maintained grass airstrip in the town of East Troy about 3:26 p.m., Sat., Nov. 24. Scott, the pilot and sole occupant, was taken to a Waukesha hospital with head injuries. Photo submitted.
EAST TROY TOWNSHIP--An East Troy man was hospitalized after his plane crashed on a privately-maintained airstrip in East Troy Saturday afternoon, according to a release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.
Ronald G. Scott, 79, was attempting to land his 1969 self-built experimental fixed wing XS-1—known as “Old Ironsides”-- on a grass airstrip off of Sky Lane in a subdivision of Air Troy Estates when it crashed at about 3:24 p.m. Sat., Nov. 24. Community residents there have planes and hangers adjacent to the runway.
According to the release, first responders found Scott, the sole occupant, in the downed aircraft and had to extricate him from the plane.
He was taken by ambulance to a Waukesha hospital with head injuries, but his condition is not known at this time.
The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.
The Wisconsin State Patrol, East Troy Fire and Rescue and the Town of East Troy Police Department also provided assistance at the scene of the crash.