Second Minnesotan Dies After Seaplane Crash in Wisconsin 01 Aug 17

(Learfield News Service/Lake Winnebago, WI) A second person from Minnesota has died after a seaplane crash on Lake Winnebago north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin last Thursday night.

Sources say 84-year-old Ray Johnson of Marshall, well-known in aviation circles in southwest Minnesota, was the pilot. F-A-A investigator Dan Baker says during the takeoff the aircraft lost control, dropped a wing, cut the water and ended up submerged, reportedly only yards from shore.

71-year-old Diane Linker of Sauk Rapids was also killed in the crash.

A third person was able to escape with minor injuries. An emergency responder was also hurt.