Decorah pilot not hurt in ultralight plane crash

The Decorah pilot was not injured after clipping a barbed wire fence during takeoff
The Decorah pilot was not injured after clipping a barbed wire fence during takeoff(Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 10:32 AM CDT
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NEAR DECORAH, Iowa (KTTC) – According to the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, an ultralight plane crashed east of Decorah around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Old Stage Road and Glenville Road.

The pilot, 43-year-old Thomas Wandling, said he was attempting to take flight out of his pasture but clipped a barbed wire fence. That sent his plane into a powerline and caused him to crash.

According to the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, some nearby residents did lose power.

The plane had about $6500 in damage.

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