Two people were seriously injured in the crash of a small plane at the Capitol Drive Airport in Brookfield.
Emergency crews responded to the scene at approximately noon Wednesday, Jan. 4.
There were three passengers from Virginia aboard the single engine aircraft — a woman, her husband and their infant son, according to a news release from City of Brookfield Police Capt. Phil Horter.
The 41-year-old man — the plane's pilot — and his 37-year-old wife were seriously injured in the crash, Horter said. Their son, approximately 6 months old, was in a child seat in the back seat with his mother and did not appear to have any obvious injuries.
Horter said the family had been in Waukesha County visiting family and were on their way back to Virginia after the holidays. The man and his wife were transported to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa and the infant was taken to Children's Hospital in Wauwatosa to be checked out.
Spokespeople for Froedtert and Children's Hospital declined to release any information regarding the names or the conditions of those involved in the crash.
Horter said the airplane crashed during takeoff, going off the east side of the runway and crashing into a parked SUV with a trailer attached. No one was in the vehicle, Horter said.
There did not appear to be any fire in the plane or the vehicle, but the plane did appear to have significant damage.
The initial investigation into the accident was conducted by the City of Brookfield Crash Reconstruction Team, Horter said, but has since been turned over to the FAA, which will be working with the National Transportation Safety Board.
The airport will be closed for 24 hours but the roads and traffic in the area will not be impacted, Horter said.
Brookfield Police Capt. Phil Horter addresses a small plane crash at the Capitol Drive Airport Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017. A single-engine plane crashed on takeoff at approximately noon, injuring the pilot and two passengers.