A plane crashed Monday afternoon in Williams County.
According to the Williams County Sheriff’s Office, Sam Santa Rita had just taken off in his single engine plane from his private airstrip near Edgerton, when the aircraft crashed into the woods.
The plane was totaled, but amazingly, Santa Rita was able to walk away from the crash. He walked home, and his wife drove him to the hospital.
Meanwhile, emergency crews swarmed onto the scene, where they saturated the debri field with a flame retardant material to keep the fire that erupted from the wreck from spreading into the nearby woods and fields.
While the aircraft is a total loss, Santa Rita’s injuries are described as minor.
The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.