No mechanical problem found in crash that killed 4

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. Federal investigators say they haven't found any sign of equipment problems on a small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from a suburban Detroit airport, killing all four people aboard.

The crash happened Friday at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township.

It killed 19-year-old pilot Troy Brothers, his 53-year-old mother Sandra Haley, 58-year-old stepfather James Haley, and 34-year-old brother-in-law Jamie Jose.

Brothers radioed a controller that the plane was "a little over weight" and he was turning around shortly before the crash.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens says a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report found no signs of equipment problems with the aircraft.

The agency has said it plans to examine video of the crash taken by a security camera.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 213246411 - wndu.com/a?a=213246411