EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. (KCRG-TV9) - The name of the pilot and only person in the plane was Timothy Petitgout, 45, of East Dubuque. He was transported by a personal car to medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
A man crashed his small plane into the Mississippi River near East Dubuque on Thursday, September 14, 2017. (Allison Wong, KCRG-TV9)
The crash is still under investigation by the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office and will be turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.
A man crashed his small plane into the Mississippi River near the Frentress Lake Marina in East Dubuque, Illinois Thursday.
The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's office said authorities responded to the area around 6 p.m. and found the plane upside down in shallow water, stuck in the mud.
A witness told KCRG-TV9 she saw the plane coming down and wing skim the water before the plane crashed.
Deputies said only the pilot was onboard the plane, and someone who knows him took him to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Crews worked to free the plane unstuck from the mud and flipped upright. No word yet on what caused the crash.
A man crashed his small plane into the Mississippi River near the Frentress Lake Marina on Thursday.
Authorities responded to the area around 6 p.m.
The crash happened in shallow water and the aircraft became stuck in the mud. Crews worked to remove it from the water.
Witnesses say one man was in the plane and he appeared to be okay.