OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Officials say a seaplane hit a "large wave" and overturned while trying to take off near a huge aviation convention in eastern Wisconsin, killing one person from Minnesota and critically injuring another.
The six-seat Lake Renegade was going about 80 mph when it crashed into Lake Winnebago late Thursday, said Dick Knapinski, spokesman for the Experimental Aircraft Association.
Authorities say two people were trapped inside the plane when it flipped in choppy waters while another was able to escape.
Investigator Dan Baker of the National Transportation Safety Board says one victim died Friday while another remained in critical condition. Baker says the third was released from the hospital.
Winnebago County Chief Deputy Coroner Chris Shea says the woman who died was a passenger. Her name was not released.
The weeklong fly-in attracts 550,000 people from more than 80 countries to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.