Pilot, passenger killed in plane crash near Flint

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. Authorities say a single-engine plane crashed about 5 miles northwest of Flint, killing the pilot and a passenger.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says searchers found the plane about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. The site's a half-mile east of Dalton Airport in Genesee County's Mount Morris Township.

Cory says the plane left Dalton about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. It was heading for Owosso Community Airport, 20 miles southwest.

Township fire Chief Rick Johnson tells MLive.com the crash happened in a "very heavily thicketed" area.

The Taylorcraft plane is registered to the Father John 77 Flying Club in Flushing.

WLEW radio identifies the passenger as 20-year-old flying student Bryce Frownfelter, a Western Michigan University student. The pilot's identity wasn't immediately known.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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