Officials identify plane crash victims as aircraft company CEO, assembly mechanic

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Plane crash at Wittman Regional Airport

OSHKOSH — An aircraft manufacturer says the company’s chief executive and a mechanic were killed in a crash in one of its planes in eastern Wisconsin.

Sonex Aircraft says CEO Jeremy Monnett and assembly mechanic Mike Clark died Tuesday when their single-engine plane crashed near Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, about 90 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

Jeremy Monnett is the son of Sonex founder, John Monnett, who told staff Wednesday that the company will continue to operate “despite the holes left by Jeremy and Mike’s absence.”

The two-seat plane crashed at Oshkosh Corp.’s north plant at the east end of a runway at Wittman. No one on the ground was hurt.

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

1 Comment

  • Wilson

    The lesson to be learned here is quite simple really. Number 1, don’t crash your plane and you don’t end up dead. Number 2 per Sonex Founder John Monnett, the company will continue to operate “despite the holes left by Jeremy and Mike’s absence.” In other words, you two are easily replaced….

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