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Wisconsin dairy workers recovering after plane crashes on farm


One dairy worker has been released, while another remains hospitalized following a plane crash last week at a dairy farm in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

On Friday afternoon, a vintage plane flown by Martin J. Tibbitts, from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, crashed into a farm building at Fly By Acres LLC shortly after take off from the Sheboygan County Airport. Tibbetts died on impact.

Two employees at Fly By Acres were in the calf barn at the time of the accident. The female employee has been released while the male remains in the hospital in critical condition.

The crash also impacted about 80 of Fly By Acre’s 550-cow herd. The total number lost is still unclear as several calves are still be monitored by a vet.

The family farm, established in 1879, is asking for prayers for their employees as well as the pilot and his family at this time.

The cause of the plane crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Tags: Agriculture News, Dairy Farming, Plane Crash
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