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Pilot Killed in Plane Crash

The pilot of a plane that took off from St. Paul died when his plane crashed in Michigan says the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press.

The plane was headed to Glen Falls, N.Y. say both publications. He was from Lake George, N.Y.

The Star Tribune says that the pilot, whom was never named but said to be a 47-years-old man, was dead at the scene. He was the only person onboard the single-engine plane. He took off in his Cessna 206 at 10:16 a.m. from St. Paul’s Holman Field. The plane crashed southeast of Traverse City, MI at 2:15 p.m. It circled the area for a little while, dipped its wing, and clipped some trees before crashing into a mobile home. Luckily, the occupants were outside shoveling and were not hurt. The plane crashed through their roof and destroyed their house. The Star Tribune also says that National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating the crash.

The Pioneer Press reports some similar information and some different information. They say that the plane crashed in rural Kalkaska County, an area south of Traverse City, MI. The couple, Scott Sanford and Justin Rider, said that the plane “struck the edge of their home before coming to rest near a pole barn.? A section of the plane lodged into the couple’s mobile home. Sheriff Bill Artress said that contact with the plane was lost at 2:20 p.m. The name of the pilot was being withheld as his body was being taken to Grand Rapids for an autopsy Artress said.