A single-engine Cessna 182 crashed near Owen in central Wisconsin at around 11 a.m. on January 26.
The plane, carrying the pilot, Mark Siegwart, 27, of Hammond, Indiana, Nathan Smoot, 41, of North Pole, Alaska and Martin Siegwart, 56, of Boon, Michigan, was flying from Hammond, Indiana when it went down.
According to Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick, “Nathan and Mark were friends and were flying the recently purchased plane back to Alaska from the Griffith Airport in Hammond, Ind…Along the way, they stopped in Cadillac, Mich., and picked up Mark’s father who was accompanying them on the trip.”
According to the pilot, the aircraft began to ice up and lose altitude. He was attempting an emergency landing on a road when it crashed.
Martin Siegwart was pronounced dead at the spot, while Mark and Nathan were injured. Both of the injured were shifted to hospital where the authorities confirmed that Nathan was later discharged while Mark was in stable condition.