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NTSB looks into plane crash that killed physician

Dr. Richard Renwick Dr. Richard Renwick

ASHLAND, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A preliminary report about a fatal single-engine plane crash in northwest Wisconsin that killed a La Crosse doctor and his brother this month said a witness told authorities the plane bounced "out of control" on the runway.

The June 15 crash killed 63-year-old Gundersen Health System physician Richard Renwick and his 58-year-old brother, Bruce Renwick of Waunakee.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. Its final report could take 12 to 18 months, but a preliminary report released Friday suggests there were difficulties with the landing.

A witness reported hearing sounds like screeching tires and seeing the plane bounce out of control on the runway. The plane then began climbing to the right and the witness thought it was going to attempt another landing. Then the witness heard an explosion and saw a plume of smoke.

The report also states that the tips of the propeller on the 1965 Piper airplane had contact with the ground when the craft bounced on the runway.  Investigators found matching marks when they inspected the runway.


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