SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The names of the two men killed in a plane crash near South Haven were released Friday.
The men have been identified as 70-year-old plane owner Douglas Golike of Lawton and 70-year-old flight instructor David Peahl of Wayland, the South Haven Police Department said.READ MORE: Michigan AG Nessel Seeks Special Prosecutor In 2020 Tabulator Probe
The Federal Aviation Administration said that the Piper Aerostar 600, originally reported by police as an Aerospace 600, departed the South Haven Regional Airport between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Police Chief Natalie Thompson said it appears the plane crashed shortly after it took off, but no one realized it until Tuesday evening when relatives said they hadn’t heard from the men.READ MORE: Man Charged In 25-Year-Old St. Clair County Death
The plane was found Wednesday morning around 7 a.m., police said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation why the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board.MORE NEWS: Adam Fox, Barry Croft Jr. Face New Trial Over Scheme To Kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer
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