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A Breezy crashed on the other side of the 36 runway July 31, 2014 at AirVenture. Two people were injured in the accident crash. / Oshkosh Northwestern Media Joe Sienkiewicz / Oshkosh Northw

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Authorities on Friday identified the victim of a single-engine airplane crash at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh as Jim Oeffinger, 74, of Versailles, Kentucky.

Oeffinger's Breezy crashed in a grassy area east of the airport's north-south runway while he was attempting a landing at about 9 a.m. Thursday, during the fourth day of the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture convention.

Oeffinger was taken to Theda Clark Regional Airport in Neenah, Wisconsin, where he later died. His passenger, 21-year-old Jennifer Woloszyk, of Elmhurst, Illinios, is at an Oshkosh hospital with serious injuries.

According to the Oshkosh Fire Department, the plane burst into flames after it crashed into a line of Oshkosh Corp. military trucks that are being stored on the periphery of the airport.

John Holland of the Oshkosh Fire Department said fire crews on the grounds saw the crash happen and were able to get to the scene within two minutes.

"The fact they were right there certainly helped," Holland said. "We have a complete fire department on the AirVenture grounds all week. We couldn't beat the speed of that response. Our presence there speeds up response times and, hopefully, saves lives."

The airport was temporarily closed for several hours after the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are working with local authorities in the ongoing investigation of the cause of the crash.



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