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La Crosse doctor killed in Madeline Island plane crash

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Piper Comanche similar to the one that crashed.  Courtesy jofair.com Piper Comanche similar to the one that crashed. Courtesy jofair.com
Dr. Rick Renwick Dr. Rick Renwick

ASHLAND, Wisconsin (WXOW) - One of the men killed in a plane crash on Madeline Island Saturday was a doctor at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. His brother was the other victim.

63-year-old Dr. Rick Renwick worked as an OB/GYN in La Crosse and Viroqua according to Gundersen's web site.

Sheriff Mick Brennan identifies Renwick's younger brother, 58-year-old Bruce Renwick from Waunakee, as the other person in the plane.

Brennan said Dr. Renwick was piloting the Piper Comanche when it went down south of a runway on the island in northwestern Wisconsin Saturday evening and became engulfed in flames.

A witness told sheriff's investigators the pilot was trying to land the plane, then aborted the landing and turned to make a second approach before it went down.

The Federal Aviation Administration's registry lists a La Crosse company as the owner of the plane.

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