This afternoon at 1423 hours The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department and the Kenosha Fire Department responded to the scene of a single engine airplane crash at the Kenosha County Detention Center, 4777 88th Ave.
Initial reports are that the airplane was taking off from the Kenosha Municipal Airport, which is across 88th avenue from the detention center. The airplane failed to gain altitude and crash landed in a grassy area north of the access road on the north side of the Detention Center. The airplane was several hundred feet from the Detention Facility structure. The integrity of the building and the security of the facility were never at risk of being compromised. One of the wings of the plane hit a tree which caused the plane to spin around. The pilot was the sole occupant of the airplane and was uninjured. The FAA is being contacted.