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A federal investigator says a Minnesota woman injured when a seaplane flipped over in choppy water on Lake Winnebago Thursday night has died.
Two others on board the plane were hurt, and one of them is still in critical condition. A fourth person, a rescue diver in the water, was also injured by burning fuel.
The Winnebago County sheriff’s department says they were trying to take off, near the EAA AirVenture grounds. Deputies say two people were trapped in the plane, and a third person was able to get out. One of the three was released from a hospital.
The woman who died was a passenger.
Plane Headed For EAA Crashes In Missouri, left two dead
Eastern Missouri officials say two people from Arkansas died in the crash of a small plane Thursday night.
The plane was reportedly headed to the EAA Airventure 2017 in Oshkosh as it took off from the airport in Mexico, Missouri.
Bobby and Shannon Faulkner of Greenwood, Arkansas, were killed when the single-engine plane went down. They were dead at the scene.
A GPS locator was used to direct searchers to the wreckage of the aircraft in a soybean field near Laddonia.
Federal investigators and working with local authorities on the case.