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Nov. 24, 2008: Father and two sons killed in Marshfield plane crash

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Hudson Star Observer
Nov. 24, 2008: Father and two sons killed in Marshfield plane crash
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

The president of the Green Bay Junior Gamblers hockey team and his two sons were killed when their single-engine plane crashed into a back yard in Marshfield.


Authorities have not released their names.

But WFRV TV in Green Bay quoted a Junior Gamblers' e-mail as saying James Edwards was killed, along with James Jr. and Joshua.

Edwards was also the owner of Thomas Electric in Marshfield.

A Marshfield airport spokesman said all indications were that the plane was landing late Saturday night and its tail numbers were burned beyond recognition.

The crash burned the back wall of a house just northwest of the airport property, and there were reports of secondary explosions.

The residents were not hurt, but reports said they left to stay with relatives.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were due at the scene today.

Clifford Watson, vice president of the Green Bay Junior Gamblers, told the TV station that Edwards flew his sons in from Marshfield two-to-three times a week for hockey practice, and one was a member.