Small plane crashes near Watertown

Posted at 6:36 AM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 07:36:52-05

A small plane crashed in the town of Watertown Sunday evening.

It happened at approximately 5 p.m. in a cornfield near Aliceton Drive and Ceaser Road.

Authorities said the pilot, a 67-year-old man from Lake Forest, Ill., had just left the Watertown Airport and hour before and was heading toward the Kenosha Airport when the aircraft started experiencing engine problems.

He was able to contact Air Traffic Control and make an emergency landing.

After the crash, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said the pilot was able to get out of the aircraft by himself.
Officials said he was taken to the hospital with an ankle injury and is expected to be OK.