The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the loss of a North American T-6 Texan near Oshkosh, it said Saturday afternoon.
The investigation is one of two fatal accidents that occurred Saturday within three hours of each other at EAA AirVenture, AVweb reported.
According to reports, local first responders launched a recovery mission for the aircraft and those onboard. The classic trainer went down in Lake Winnebago shortly after 9 a.m., the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office told the Oshkosh Northwestern.
NTSB investigating the crash of a North American T6 aircraft near Oshkosh, Wisconsin.— NTSB Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) July 29, 2023
“[U.S. Coast Guard Aux & local crews on scene reported debris & oil slick,” U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes said via social media. “Plane was reportedly maneuvering before rapidly descending from around 3K ft altitude. Water depth is around 20 [feet] w/ poor visibility.”
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.