Plane which took off from Oakland County crashes in Minnesota

Victims from Troy, Berkley, Birmingham and Bloomfield


Three metro Detroit residents have been killed in a plane crash in Minnesota.

The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday. The plane had taken off earlier in the day from the Oakland-Troy airport.

A local farmer reported a possible plane in a field to police in Caledonia, Minnesota.

Upon investigation a plane was found in a harvested field.  First Responders were requested immediately.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a twin engine aircraft with four passengers aboard had crashed.

Houston County Sheriff's Office confirms three fatalities.

One person critically injured was airlifted from the scene by Med Link to a La Crosse Wisconsin hospital.

Killed in the crash:

  • Joel Alan Garrett, age 79, of Troy
  • Dale Edward Garrett, age 49, of Berkely
  • John Paul Bergeron, age 50, of Birmingham (pictured, below)
  • The survivor is Joseph Samuel Stevens, age 61 of Bloomfield.

--Johnny Bergeron (Photo courtesy of Bergeron's family)

NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) have been notified and are investigating.

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