Date & Time: Feb 5, 2006 at 1653 LT
Type of aircraft:
Short 360
Operator:
Registration:
N3735W
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Topographic
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Milwaukee-Milwaukee
MSN:
3735
YOM:
1988
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
1643
Captain / Total hours on type:
1181
Aircraft flight hours:
10077
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Milwaukee-General Billy Mitchell Airport for an air photo mission with another Short 360-100 from the same operator and registered N372AC (serial number SH.3720). Both aircraft left the airport at the end of the afternoon. While flying over Watertown, both aircraft collided in mid-air. The first aircraft registered N3735W crashed and burst into flames in an open field located near the intersection of highway Q & 19. All three occupants were killed. The second aircraft registered N372AC made an emergency landing at Juneau-Dodge County airport, skidded on the runway and eventually came to rest with serious damage. Nobody was hurt among the three occupants.