small plane crash
There were problems shortly after takeoff, officials say.
The small plane went down in Muskegon County’s Ravenna Township and into a ditch.
The plane’s flight plan showed it was headed to Oakland-Troy Airport north of Detroit.
Federal investigators say they haven’t found any sign of equipment problems on a small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from a local airport, killing all four people aboard.
Federal investigators are hoping airport video of a fiery plane crash that killed a 19-year-old pilot, his mother, stepfather and brother-in-law will shed some light on exactly what went wrong.
Radio transmissions between a 19-year-old pilot and an Oakland County airport control tower point to the small plane he was operating as being too heavy before it crashed just after takeoff, killing all four people aboard.
A small plane crashed on takeoff.
Fifty-six-year-old Ana Ortega, of Costa Rica was killed and the 79-year-old pilot, Walter Davenport, of Brighton remains hospitalized in critical condition.
A woman from Costa Rica is dead, and her pilot is seriously injured, following a plane crash Saturday morning near Brighton Airport.
A man who recorded video as a small plane piloted by his grandfather crashed while trying to land in Monroe County says he’s “lucky to be alive.”