Experimental Plane Crashes In Holland, Kills Pilot

HOLLAND (WWJ/AP) – Authorities in western Michigan say a man who was making touch-and-go landings with his home-built plane died near Tulip City Airport in Holland.

Investigators say the pilot fell short of the runway on one of his passes. Rescue workers who responded to the scene found the plane upside down, near the runway.

The Grand Rapids Press says the man was in his 60s and is from Gobles. The newspaper says the crash happened about 6:45 p.m. Thursday and that the pilot was the only person aboard.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane was an experimental Q200 plane.

An FAA investigation is ongoing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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