Palmyra Public Safety Director James Small has released the names of the two occupants of a plane that crashed in Palmyra. One of the occupants was a 75-year-old Whitewater man. (Submitted photo)

A Whitewater man and a Fort Atkinson man were the two people on board and injured in a plane crash in Palmyra Sunday, according to village officials.

Palmyra Public Safety Director James Small said in a press release the passenger was William Frison, 75, of Whitewater. Piloting the plane was David Kemma, 76, of Fort Atkinson.

Both individuals suffered injuries in the crash and remain hospitalized. However, the department will not release any further information on the condition of the two men, according to the release.

The Nov. 26 crash happened at approximately 2:45 p.m. The plane was a Piper Cub J-3 owned by Flying Hawks, Inc. It crashed in a wooded swamp east of Jefferson Street in the Village of Palmyra.

“The Palmyra Public Safety Department would like to publicly thank Palmyra resident Emil Johnson who assisted responders in locating the crash scene and then cutting a path through the underbrush to assist emergency responders in accessing the scene,” Small wrote.  “In addition, we would like to thank representatives from the Flying Hawks Flying Club who have been providing assistance to the investigation.”

The Flying Hawks is a flying club located at the Palmyra Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration continues to investigate the crash.




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