Fatal crop duster crash in Hancock

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 1:15 p.m. the Waushara County 911 Center received a call of airplane crash in the Town of Hancock, Waushara County. First Responders located a crop dusting plane that crashed into a heavily wooded area.  The responders located the aircraft and the pilot, Robert Dopp, 38, Beldeville, who was deceased. There was a large spill of the material the plane was spraying and from the aircraft fuel. The location and the Hazardous Material spill did cause problems for the first responders on scene.

On Thursday, Aug. 27, the FAA was on scene along with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. The land is owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture have responded to assist with the cleanup. The first responding units were from the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office, Hancock Fire and Rescue, Waushara County Emergency Medical Services, Coloma Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources Game Warden.

The investigation will be conducted by the Federal agencies. The name of the pilot will be released later today.

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