DNR grounds its planes and pilots after crash kills a fire-fighting monitor
Wisconsin's natural resource agency is temporarily grounding its 10 airplanes and 11 pilots, after a crash killed a pilot who was tracking a wildfire.
Gov. Jim Doyle called Heath Van Handel, 36, of Appleton a courageous, experienced pilot.
Witnesses said his plane was circling the fire at a low altitude, when it took a steep dive to the ground.
It happened Wednesday in Wood County, 12 miles southwest of Marshfield.