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Charter plane crashes in northern Michigan; no body found

September 25, 2018

OSCODA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a plane has crashed in northern Michigan but nobody has been found in the wreckage.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the wreckage of a Beechcraft Super King Air BE20 aircraft was located Tuesday morning several miles west of Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport in Iosco County’s Oscoda Township, about 130 miles north of Detroit.

Molinaro says the plane crashed under unknown circumstances, and only the pilot had been aboard.

Michigan State Police Sgt. Pete McNamara says runway lights were activated at the airport by the pilot but no plane landed. He says the 10-seat, twin-turboprop plane was a Kalitta Air charter from Ypsilanti. The wreckage was found in a wooded area.

McNamara identified the pilot as an Orlando, Florida, man.

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