Man Accused of Illegally Taking Flight, Crashing While Eluding Police Set to Appear in Court

The man accused of illegally taking off from Wittman Regional Airport while trying to elude police and then crashing into a Waupaca cornfield is set to appear in Winnebago County Court today. Andrei Biesinger faces several charges, including two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety. 

Biesinger was wanted on domestic abuse-related charges, so the airport tower tried to keep him on the ground until police arrived. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board was released on the incident late last month. Biesinger may also face federal charges in connection to his actions while in the plane.