Aircraft Landing

By: News Release
Jun 7th, 2019

On June 6, 2019 at 2:39pm the Prairie du Chien Police Department was notified of an amphibious aircraft that made an emergency landing on the Mississippi River due to engine troubles. The police department responded to the area of the Villa Louis Boat landing and found a plane on the water approximately 400 yards from the shore. The Prairie du Chien Fire Department deployed their search and rescue boat and firemen were able to assist with pulling the plane to the shore line. No injuries were caused as a result of the incident. The plane was being operated by Richard Schuch of Gays Mills and he was accompanied by his dog.