Experimental aircraft crashes near Capitol Dr. Airport

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WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) -- A two-seat, experimental aircraft that was intending to land at the Capitol Drive Airport in Brookfield crashed in a marshy area just north of the airfield on Tuesday, June 4th.

Waukesha Co. authorities tell FOX6 News the pilot is fine and being evaluated for injuries after the crash. The pilot was apparently aware enough to notify authorities that he and his aircraft crashed moments after the incident.

"The pilot was in contact with the folks at Capitol Airport. After the crash, it was reported to us that he was in a swamp, in an upside-down environment," said Brookfield Fire Chief Charlie Myers.

It apparently took emergency responders about ten minutes to walk into the field and get the pilot to drier ground so he could be checked out.

"We know it's marshy, it's just difficult to walk through it. They had a general location and they followed that location with Flight for Life guiding us, helping usĀ as we got out there," said Myers.

The pilot was evaluated at the scene -- but was not hurt.

There is no tower at the Capitol Dr. Airport. Workers talk to pilots with hand-held radios.

Chief Myers says they're investigating what caused the plane to miss the runway.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.