Man identified in Vernon County aircraft accident

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The person who died in Monday’s aviation incident in Vernon County has been identified. The victim, 65-year-old, Jack Wuolle of Genoa, Wisconsin.

According to the sheriff’s office, emergency crews located a downed aircraft in the field off of Miller Road in the town of Jefferson around 6:30 Monday evening.

Viroqua Fire Department was able to put out a small fire on an experimental Rotorcraft Sportcopter Vortex. The rotor become detached upon impact and the body of the aircraft continued another 40 feet before coming to a rest in a corn field. Officials say witnesses heard the engine stop and the aircraft was descending.

The accident remains under investigation.

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