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Glidden Man Dies in Rock County Plane Crash


Police have identified the two people who died in a plane crash in Rock County earlier this week.

Tanner Byholm, 25, of Glidden, and Remington Viney, 26, of Kimberly died in the crash, according to the Dane County Medical Examiner. 

The small plane they were in crashed shortly after takeoff from the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville on Tuesday.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Department says the plane had reported a problem to the airport tower before the tower lost contact about 9:27 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators believe the pilot was trying to return to the airport when the plane crashed about a mile south of the airport near the Rock River.

Authorities say the wings were torn off the plane. The plane was described as an experimental plane, but no further description was available.

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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