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Three die in Vilas County plane crash

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River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Three people were killed when a plane crashed while trying to land at the Lakeland Airport in Vilas County. It happened about 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

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Rescuers found the craft about a half-mile southwest of the airport, which is located near Arbor Vitae.

There were no survivors.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

FAA officials said the single-engine plane was thought to be a Cirrus SR22, and it apparently took off from Milwaukee.

Pat Rowe of Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport did not know if the flight originated there or stopped at Mitchell from another location.

The victims' names were not immediately released, pending notification of relatives.

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