Plane crashes at Sylvania Airport after getting caught up in wind gust after taking off

A SMALL aircraft crashed at an airport in Wisconsin after being knocked off course shortly after take-off due to strong wind gusts in the area.

Officials said the aircraft crash-landed into a nearby fuel truck while taking off at Sylvania Airport in Sturtevant on Tuesday afternoon.

Racine County Sheriff's Office officials told TMJ4 News that no fatalities were reported.

The sheriff’s office said the pilot was the only passenger on the plane.

There is no word on the severity of the pilot's injuries.

The small plane was reportedly made by the Cessna Aircraft Company, TMJ4 News reported.

The Sturtevant area woke up to frigid temperatures on Tuesday, as temps throughout the day would range from the mid to upper 30s.

Winds in the area would reach 25 mph, with higher wind gusts possible throughout the day.

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