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17 year old killed in small plane crash near chetek
Owen Knutson Killed, Hunter Gillett Injured in Small Plane Crash

“Aviation Accident”

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (May 24, 2017) – 17 year old Owen Knutson was tragically identified as the pilot killed in a small plane crash on Wednesday evening, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened on Wednesday, after 17 year old Owen Knutson took off from a private airstrip on his family’s property near Chetek. The plane was also carrying 18 year old Hunter Gillett, a friend of Knutson. Shortly after takeoff, several witnesses saw the small Piper Cub aircraft going down.

Emergency medical services rushed to the scene, and found the small plane had crashed into the Red Cedar River, 3 miles south of Chetek. Tragically, 17 year old pilot Owen Knutson was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 18 year old Hunter Gillett, was rushed to a nearby hospital in serious condition. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time, but it remains under investigation.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”

We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 541-2111. We are here to help you.


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