2 killed in plane crash at Red Wing Regional Airport

A photo showing the plane wreckage in Bay City, Wisconsin. (Pierce County Sheriff's Office / Supplied)

Two people are dead after a plane crashed Tuesday afternoon along the Mississippi River at the Red Wing Regional Airport.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office says it responded around 1:40 p.m. for the report of a plane down in a field on airport property off Highway 35 in Bay City, Wisconsin.

Deputies say they learned the plane, a 2012 Glass Air Super II SFT, had taken off around 12:20 p.m. at an airport in Rochester for a training flight. The plane was scheduled to land at the Red Wing Regional Airport, which is located across the river from the City of Red Wing.

It's unclear what caused the pilots to lose control. The FAA and NTSB have been brought in to determine why the plane went down.