By Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - Two men have walked away from a small plane that crashed at Superior’s Bong Memorial Airport.

WDIO-TV (https://bit.ly/1PP7YbF ) reports the crash happened around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in an open field on the airport’s west side. Superior Fire Department Battalion Chief Steven Edwards says the pilot reported experiencing mechanical difficulty before the plane went down.

The runway was reopened shortly after 3 p.m. following the departure of the pilot, passenger and emergency personnel from the scene.

The crash will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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