Small Plane Catches Fire at Rice Lake Air Center

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No one is hurt after an aircraft caught fire at the Rice Lake Air Center on Sunday, June 24.

According to the Rice Lake Fire Department, around 2:30 p.m., officials were dispatched to the Rice Lake Air Center – Regional Airport for an aircraft on fire.

When the department arrived on scene, a twin engine fixed wing aircraft was on fire on Runway 01-19.

Both occupants got out of the aircraft safely.

Rice Lake fire fighters controlled the fire with a foam solution.

The pilot, James Kleven, said that a smell of “something hot” was detected on take-off, and an emergency landing was made.

After getting out of the aircraft, Kleven saw flames on the aircraft firewall near his feet.

No damage estimate is available at this time.

The Rice Lake Fire Departments cleared the scene around 4 p.m.
 

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