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Pilot killed in Sheboygan plane crash identified

Posted at 1:57 PM, Jul 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-21 19:31:46-04

SHEBOYGAN --  Officials have identified the pilot that was killed in a plane crash near Sheboygan County Memorial Airport as 50-year-old Martin J. Tibbitts of Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Authorities said the plane crashed Friday shortly after taking off from Sheboygan County Memorial Airport and crashed into a farm near Sheboygan Falls. 

It crashed into a barn and calving building, starting a fire and killing an unknown number of animals. There were 40 to 50 animals in the building at the time.

Two farm employees were injured.

The crash is being investigated.