18-year-old student pilot dies in Wauwatosa plane crash


The student pilot involved in a small plane crash in Wauwatosa has died, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner. Daniel Perelman, 18, was declared brain dead on Saturday. His organs saved four lives at Froedtert Hospital early Monday. His parents told 12 News that his heart, liver and both kidneys were donated. Perelman’s single-engine plane crashed in the backyard of a house on Thursday, May 26. The plane crashed on 103rd Street and Courtland Avenue. According to the medical examiner’s report, Perelman took off from Timmerman airport, made a pass, landed, then came back up. He then radioed that he had an engine failure and did not know what to do. sergeant. James Wood of the Wauwatosa Police Department said there were signs of an engine power failure. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the official cause of the accident. Perelman’s family and the Chabad Jewish Center of Waukesha County set up a memorial campaign called Deeds for Daniel. They ask the community to commit to doing as many good deeds as possible in their honor. To make the pledge, click here. 12 News spoke with Vice President of Organ and Tissue Donation for Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin, Colleen McCarthy. “Organ donation has incredible healing power. It’s the only positive thing that comes out of such a tragedy,” she said. “Organ donation is incredibly rare. It’s an incredibly rare opportunity. There are over 107,000 people on the national transplant waiting list. But every 9 minutes another person is added to that list. waiting.” McCarthy said every day 17 people die while waiting. She said anyone interested in registering to become an organ donor or to learn more can visit DonateLife Wisconsin.

The student pilot involved in a small plane crash in Wauwatosa has died, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner.

Daniel Perelman, 18, was declared brain dead on Saturday. His organs saved four lives at Froedtert Hospital early Monday.

His parents told 12 News that his heart, liver and both kidneys were donated.

Perelman’s single-engine plane crashed in the backyard of a house on Thursday, May 26.

The plane crashed into 103rd Street and Courtland Avenue.

According to the medical examiner’s report, Perelman took off from Timmerman airport, made a pass, landed, then came back up.

He then radioed that he had an engine failure and did not know what to do.

sergeant. James Wood of the Wauwatosa Police Department said there were signs of an engine power failure.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the official cause of the accident.

Perelman’s family and the Chabad Jewish Center of Waukesha County set up a memorial campaign called Deeds for Daniel.

They ask the community to commit to doing as many good deeds as possible in their honor. To take the pledge, click here.

12 News spoke with Vice President of Organ and Tissue Donation at Wisconsin’s Versiti Blood Center, Colleen McCarthy.

McCarthy could not comment on Perelman’s specific case, but explained that organ donation is one of the most precious gifts one can give.

“Organ donation has incredible healing power. It’s the only positive thing that comes out of such a tragedy,” she said. “Organ donation is incredibly rare. It’s an incredibly rare opportunity. There are over 107,000 people on the national transplant waiting list. But every 9 minutes another person is added to that waiting list. waiting list.”

McCarthy said 17 people die every day while waiting. She said anyone interested in registering to become an organ donor or to learn more can visit DonateLife Wisconsin.


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