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A sound similar to an engine backfiring was heard by witnesses before a small plane crash in Wisconsin that killed a teenage pilot and a passenger occurred.

The injured passenger is identified as Hunter Gillet and the pilot as Owen Knutson.

Divers with a towing service pull a plane that crashed into the Red Cedar River, about 3 miles south of Chetek, Wis. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Sheriff's officials say one teenager died and another was critically injured in the crash. (Pam Powers/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)

Gillet’s mother described his current medical situation: ” Although Hunter has a lot of recovery time left, he gets a little better each day. Fortunately, Hunter will make a full recovery from these injuries.”

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