Plane crashes in Waukesha

CREATED Jul 13, 2014 - UPDATED: Jul 13, 2014

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WAUKESHA -- A pilot and a passenger were able to walk away from a plane crash with only minor injuries Sunday afternoon, according to Waukesha police.

A plane came down around 1 p.m. in a wooded area near Hwy JJ -- not far from Pewaukee and Bluemound Roads.

Witness Ron Becker works close to the scene of the crash was able to talk to the pilot and passenger as they escaped from the aircraft.

"I called 9-1-1 and as soon as [first responders] got there ... they made us get away from the plane in case something would happen," Becker said. 

It's unclear at this point what caused that plane to crash, but Becker said  the pilot told him there was a mechanical issue. 

Investigators have cleared the plane from the scene.

Records show the plane was registered to a flying club.