Probe continues into plane crash that killed 2

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BOYNE CITY, Mich. (AP) Authorities are not yet releasing the names of two people killed when a small plane crashed in a wooded area in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

Charlevoix County Undersheriff Charles Vondra says autopsies are scheduled Tuesday on the bodies.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive later this week to look over the wreckage. Authorities haven't reported a cause.

The single-engine Mooney M20R crashed after taking off about 7 a.m. Monday from Boyne City Municipal Airport, about 45 miles northeast of Traverse City. It was bound for Oakland-Troy Airport, north of Detroit.

The wreckage was found several hundred yards from a road. Vondra says all pieces of the plane were removed late Monday afternoon and placed in a secure building.

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