Update: Names Released Following Fatal Small Plane Crash Near Ashland

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Courtesy: Ashland Daily Press via AP

MARENGO, Wis. (AP) – The brother and sister who died when their small plane crashed into a house in a tiny, northern Wisconsin town were known to the homeowners, who escaped injury.

The single-engine plane went down Saturday afternoon in the Ashland County community of Marengo, home to about 400 residents located about 80 miles from Duluth, Minnesota.

The sheriff’s office says 29-year-old Aaron Mika and his 21-year-old sister, Aleah Mika died at the scene.

Martin Ollanketo says he and his wife were watching TV when they heard what sounded like a bomb.

The plane crash destroyed their front porch.

The homeowners knew the couple killed, recounting their graduation parties that they attended.


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