Men from Pontiac, Howell killed in Michigan plane crash

Kenneth Yott, Corbin Kennedy killed in airplane crash

A Beechcraft King Air airplane that crashed Nov. 15, 2021, in Melrose Township, Michigan. (Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office)

MELROSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man from Pontiac and a younger man from Howell were killed Monday when an airplane went off radar and crashed in Michigan, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported at 1:28 p.m. Monday (Nov. 15) that an airplane had gone off radar near the Boyne Valley-Melrose Township line.

Officials from the state, Charlevoix County, Boyne City and Melrose Township responded to the area, according to authorities.

A Michigan State Police helicopter from Lansing located the airplane in a wooded area west of Romaniak Road in Melrose Township, officials said.

The pilot, Kenneth Daniel Yott, 61, of Pontiac, and his passenger, Corbin Dennis Kennedy, 21, of Howell, were found inside the Beechcraft King Air airplane, which had taken off from the Boyne City airport, authorities said.

Both Yott and Kennedy were pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.


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