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Officials: 2 Dead after Small Plane Crash in Lower Mich.

Updated: 01/06/2014 11:44 AM
Created: 01/06/2014 10:55 AM WDIO.com

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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