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Pilot flying from St. Paul dies in plane crash

A 47-year-old pilot from Lake George, NY was flying from St. Paul to New York when he died Saturday after his plane crashed in northern Michigan.

According to the Star Tribune, the plane, a Cessna 206 with one engine "circled in the sky about 18 miles southeast of Traverse City, dipped its wing, clipped some trees, then crashed through the roof of a mobile home around 2:15 p.m. CST."

The occupants of the mobile home, were outside shoveling when the plane crashed. They were not hurt in the wreckage.

Sheriff Bill Artress told the Battle Creek Enquirer that "the men had gone outside between five and 10 minutes before the crash, which left a section of the plane’s wing lodged in the side of the mobile home."

The crash is currently being investigated.

The newspaper from Michigan got some good quotes from the occupants of the mobile home, which helped to round the story out.