2 Michigan men killed in small plane crash near South Haven airport

  • Source: WDIV-TV NBC 4 Detroit
  • Published: 08/04/2022 12:00 AM

Two men died after the plane they were in crashed near a southwestern Michigan airport shortly after takeoff, police said Wednesday. The plane crashed around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, South Haven Police Chief Natalie Thompson said, but the wreckage wasn't discovered until nearly 24 hours later. It was found about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from South Haven Regional Airport. The bodies of the two men were found in the wreckage of the Aerospace 600 around 7 a.m. Wednesday, Thompson said. Police found no indications of an explosion, she said. South Haven police were told by the Federal Aviation Administration around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday that the plane was missing. Both men were believed to be about 70 years old, she said. One man was from the Lawton area, southwest of Kalamazoo, while the other was from the Wayland area, south of Grand Rapids. Their names have not been released.


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