SW Wisconsin Helicopter Crash kills 2

Monday, September 22, 2008
By George Hatcher

What: 2006 Robinson R44 registered to Midwestern Air Services of Kenosha
Where: one mile south of the Kenosha Airport, at 6934 97th Ave.
When: 5:30 a.m. Sunday
Who: Alan Sapko and Joan Anzalone were killed in the crash. Sapko, 54, reportedly played cards until about 4:30 a.m. before lifting off and flying into fog.
Why: Some fog was in the area at the time, but it was not known if that played a role. The FAA is investigationg why the helicopter crashed through the roof of a house in southeast Wisconsin Sunday, killing the two people on board. The five people in the house–the Wilson family including their three children–were all unharmed.

The two hundred gallons of fuel spilled but did not set the house on fire.

Witnesses heard the helicopter sputtering before the crash. The airport’s tower does not open until 7 a.m.

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