Pilot, 32, killed in Michigan plane crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) An airport official says the pilot killed in a small-plane crash near Oakland County International Airport was from Waterford Township.

According to J. David VanderVeen, the victim in Friday night's crash was 32-year-old Andrew Demos. VanderVeen is the director of Oakland County Central Services, which oversees the airport.

He tells The Oakland Press of Pontiac that Demos had "all the appropriate licenses" and earned multiple degrees in aviation.

Federal investigators were at the crash scene on Saturday in the Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area.

The plane crashed during its final approach at 7:48 p.m. Demos was the only person aboard the twin-engine Cessna 310, which was flying from Atlanta.

The plane was owned by Royal Air, an air freight and charter company based at the airport.

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