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Pilot Killed in Northern Michigan Plane

A pilot died when his single-engine airplane crashed into a northwestern Michigan mobile home Saturday, KSTP said.

The residents of the home were shoveling snow outside at the time of the crash, WCCO reported.

The pilot, whose name has not been released, took off from St. Paul and appeared to be headed to Glens Falls, N.Y., Tony Molinaro, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman in Chicago, told KSTP.

He was trying to land at Cherry Capital Airport in “harsh, wintery conditions� when he crashed, Ron Hubbard, a FFA official based in northern Michigan told the Traverse City Record-Eagle said.

The two witnesses of the crash, Scott Sanford and Justin Rider, said that the pilot was the only occupant of the aircraft.

“We had just stepped out, maybe two minutes before,� Stanford said to the Traverse City Record-Eagle. “It went right into our house.�

The pilot was a 47-year-old man from Lake George, N.Y., Sheriff Bill Artress said, according to WCCO.

Investigation is underway to identify the cause of the crash, the Traverse City Record-Eagle said.