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Plane crash near Wausau apparently caused by wind gust

WAUSAU, WI (WTAQ) - A gust of wind apparently caused a small plane to crash east of Wausau. 

The pilot escaped injury, even though the plane caught fire. 

Marathon County sheriff's deputies said the plane was attempting to a land at a private airstrip in Hatley around 2 p.m. Sunday. 

Officials said the sudden wind caused the plane to crash -- and it the craft was the only thing damaged.

The incident remains under investigation.  

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