4 people killed in plane crash on Michigan’s Beaver Island

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) – Authorities say four plane have died in a plane crash on Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan.

One person survived. The crash occurred Saturday at Welke Airport on Beaver Island, according to the Charlevoix County sheriff’s office.

Federal safety officials say the plane was a Britten-Norman BN-2A. That type of plane is used to ferry people between the island and Charlevoix in the northern Lower Peninsula.

The U.S. Coast Guard said it flew two people to a hospital in Petoskey, including an 11-year-old girl.

UPDATE: The victims of a deadly plane crash on Michigan’s Beaver Island include a real estate agent and a couple who were planning to open a winery and vineyard there.

The plane crashed Saturday afternoon west of Mackinaw City, killing four of five people on board. Lt. William Church of the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office has identified three of the deceased as Kate Leese and Adam Kendall of Beaver Island and Mike Perdue, a Gaylord real estate agent.

He says Perdue’s 11-year-old daughter was injured in the crash. Leese and and Kendall had moved to Beaver Island to open a winery. Authorities haven’t identified the pilot, who was also killed.