Incident sends pilot to hospital, closes Rhinelander airport to air travel
By Ben Meyer, WXPR News
Thursday morning, an incident during an aircraft landing at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport sent the pilot to a local hospital.
It happened around 8:15 a.m., according to Airport Director Matthew Leitner.
The plane was serving CSA, a Kingsford, Mich.-based express cargo carrier carrying packages for FedEx. The flight originated in Milwaukee.
As of 10 a.m., Federal Aviation Administration staff were on their way from Green Bay to follow up after the incident. The airport will remain closed to air traffic and secured by emergency personnel until at least 12:30 p.m., when the FAA was scheduled to arrive.
According to the FAA, the plane flipped over and stopped between a taxiway and a runway.
Leitner couldn’t provide further details on the incident or say whether poor weather could be a factor. Heavy snow fell in Rhinelander throughout the morning. The condition of the pilot was also unknown.
This story will be updated when more details become available.