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Wreckage Believed to Be from 1997 Plane Crash Found in Eastern UP

Wreckage Believed to Be from 1997 Plane Crash Found in Eastern UP

Created: July 12, 2018 05:54 PM

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities believe they have discovered the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in the eastern Upper Peninsula.

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The Mackinac County Sheriff's Office says national forest personnel found the wreckage Wednesday in the Hiawatha National Forest near St. Ignace.

A single-engine Piper took off Sept. 14, 1997, from Drummond Island in Lake Huron. The 45-year-old pilot, Mark Davies, and his wife, Janet, were heading to Howell, about 300 miles to the south. A flight plan wasn't filed.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the plane was seen on radar flying south, then turning and flying north. Then it disappeared.

A four-day search failed to find the remains of the couple or the plane.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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