Pilot, Passenger Killed in Plane Crash Near Flint

Posted at: 07/18/2013 11:38 AM | Updated at: 07/18/2013 11:42 AM

MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a single-engine plane crashed about 5 miles northwest of Flint, killing the pilot and a passenger.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says searchers found the plane and bodies about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. The site is about a half-mile east of Dalton Airport in Genesee County's Mount Morris Township.

Cory says the plane left Dalton Airport about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. It was heading for Owosso Community Airport, about 20 miles to the southwest.

She says a worried relative contacted the FAA.

Township fire Chief Rick Johnson tells MLive.com the crash happened in a "very heavily thicketed" area.

The Taylorcraft plane is registered to the Father John 77 Flying Club in Flushing. The victim's identities haven't been released.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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