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Brother, sister killed when plane crashes in Ashland County

Investigators survey the sight where two people who died when their small plane crashed into a house in the tiny, northern town of Marengo, Wis., were a brother and sister known to the homeowners, who escaped injury. The single-engine plane went down Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Sheriff's officials identified the victims as 29-year-old Aaron Mika and his 21-year-old sister, Aleah Mika. They were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. (Peter Wasson/The 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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