Officials: Two dead after small plane crash in Michigan

BOYNE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration
is investigating a small plane crash in a wooded area of Michigan’s
northern Lower Peninsula that killed two people.
FAA spokesman
Tony Molinaro says the single-engine Mooney M20 crashed shortly after
taking off Monday morning from Boyne City Airport in Charlevoix County,
about 45 miles northeast of Traverse City.
The plane’s flight plan showed it was headed to Oakland-Troy Airport north of Detroit.
Authorities in Charlevoix County report two victims, including the pilot. Their names were not
immediately released.
WPBN/WTOM-TV
and the Petoskey News-Review report the crash happened about 7 a.m. and
several hundred yards from a road. It is reachable on foot or
snowmobile.
Undersheriff Chuck Vondra tells the newspaper the plane was broken into many pieces.
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BOYNE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration
is investigating a small plane crash in a wooded area of Michigan’s
northern Lower Peninsula that killed two people.
FAA spokesman
Tony Molinaro says the single-engine Mooney M20 crashed shortly after
taking off Monday morning from Boyne City Airport in Charlevoix County,
about 45 miles northeast of Traverse City.
The plane’s flight plan showed it was headed to Oakland-Troy Airport north of Detroit.
Authorities in Charlevoix County report two victims, including the pilot. Their names were not
immediately released.
WPBN/WTOM-TV
and the Petoskey News-Review report the crash happened about 7 a.m. and
several hundred yards from a road. It is reachable on foot or
snowmobile.
Undersheriff Chuck Vondra tells the newspaper the plane was broken into many pieces.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.