Beaver Island plane crash survivor’s mom: Dad’s embrace shielded daughter
The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was the sole survivor of a plane crash on Michigan’s Beaver Island that killed her father and three others believes her husband protected her from more serious injuries by holding her tightly as the plane went down.
2 people killed in plane crash in Northern Michigan, second crash in 3 days
BOYNE CITY, MI -- For the second time this week, the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a fatal plane crash in Northern Michigan. At this time, it remains unclear what caused the plane to crash. The crash comes just two days after four people were killed in a plane crash on Beaver Island. Three of the four victims have been identified as Mike Perdue of Gaylord and Beaver Island residents Kate Leese and Adam Kendall. READ MORE:Jackson native killed in Beaver Island plane crash remembered as fearless star athlete3 family members found dead in car died of carbon-monoxide toxicity, records showAlleged kidnapper of boy, teenage girl may be taking them to Northern Michigan, police saymlive.com
NTSB report suggests pilot error in deadly Lyon Township plane crash
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the fatal plane crash in Lyon Township. The small plane crashed into a Lyon Township home and had three people on board. READ: Friends mourn family killed in fiery Lyon Township plane crashThe family who lived in the home that the plane crashed into made it out safely. READ: Brother of businessman killed in Lyon Township crash with wife and son speaks about tragedy“I heard a little bit about the report and it’s very heartbreaking. READ: Lyon Township family who lost home in plane crash receives overwhelming support from community
Brother of businessman killed in Lyon Township crash with wife and son speaks about tragedy
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – More details have emerged about the family who died in a Lyon Township plane crash together on Saturday. Former president of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan and president of Compo Home Builders, David Compo, his wife Michele and their son Dawson died in the Lyon Township plane crash Saturday. The small plane crashed into a Lyon Township home with all three on board. The experienced pilot’s Piper Comanche aircraft crashed into the Lyon Township home Saturday afternoon. While the Compo family has been crushed by the tragedy, it is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from people in the community.
Federal agencies continue investigation into Lyon Township plane crash
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are continuing their investigation into what caused a small plane to crash into a Lyon Township home. However, he never once worried about a plane crash taking place. It’s the craziest thing we’ve seen,” Rich said of the hot air balloon. Saturday’s plane crash resulted in the death of David Compo, former president of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Southeastern Michigan, his wife Michelle and their son Dawson. The family of five who occupy the Lyon Township home where the plane crashed is doing OK -- everyone was able to make it out of the home safely.
Friends mourn family killed in fiery Lyon Township plane crash
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is continuing its investigation into the fatal plane crash that occurred on Saturday, Jan. 2 in Lyon Township. Family and friends are remembering the family of three who lost their lives after their small plane crashed into a Lyon Township home. Those who knew David Compo, his wife Michele and their son Dawson continue to mourn the death of the family that met a sudden and fate. Dawson Compo also recently graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School and was taking his education even further. The family of five who occupy the Lyon Township home where the plane crashed is doing OK -- everyone was able to make it out of the home safely.
Family killed in Lyon Township plane crash remembered with moving tributes
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Members of a family who died in a Lyon Township plane crash together on Saturday are being remembered with moving tributes. Former president of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan, David Compo, his wife Michele and their son Dawson died in the Lyon Township plane crash Saturday. The small plane crashed into a Lyon Township home with all three on board. READ: 3 people dead after plane crashes into Lyon Township home, sheriff saysREAD MORE: Businessman, wife, son killed in Lyon Township plane crashAdAccording to the HBA, the businessman’s term as president ended on New Year’s Eve. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dawson Compo ’20 and his parents.
Businessman, wife, son killed in Lyon Township plane crash
LYON TOWNSHIP – A small plane crashed into a home on Saturday in Lyon Township, and three people on board died. Fortunately, the family of five who lives in the home made it out safely, but the pilot of the plane and its two passengers were killed. They all went into the kitchen to get snacks and then the plane crashed right in the living room moments later. David S. Compo (Home Builders Association)The incident happened at about 4 p.m. in a neighborhood near Pontiac Trail and Grand River in Lyon Township. Emergency crews surrounded the home Saturday night on Dakota Drive after the single engine Piper PA-24 plane crashed into the house.
3 people dead after plane crashes into Lyon Township home, sheriff says
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Three people have died after a small plane crashed into a home in Lyon Township on Saturday, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said the three people are believed to be the pilot and occupants of the plane. UPDATE: Businessman, wife, son killed in Lyon Township plane crashA family of five inside the home were able to make it out safely. Plane Crash**We have confirmed there are three fatalities at the scene believed to be the occupants and pilot of the plane. — Mike Bouchard (@MikeJBouchard) January 2, 2021The Lyon Township Fire Department and other emergency crews responded to the crash on Saturday on Dakota Drive near Grand River and Pontiac Trail.
Fighter pilot who died in Michigan plane crash identified as 37-year-old combat veteran
MANISTIQUE, Mich. – Officials have released the identity of the Wisconsin-based fighter pilot who died after a plane crashed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Tuesday, Dec. 8. On Friday, the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing identified the deceased fighter pilot as Captain Durwood “Hawk” Jones, a 37-year-old decorated combat veteran from Albuquerque, New Mexico. At about 8 p.m. on Dec. 8, Jones’ F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in the Hiawatha National Forest during a training mission. Today the 115th Fighter Wing identified Capt. The F-16 was assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin-based F-16 crashes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during training
MANISTIQUE, Mich. – A Wisconsin-based fighter jet crashed in a national forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula while on a training mission and searchers were looking Wednesday for the pilot, who was the only person aboard, authorities said. The F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison crashed about 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs said in a statement. It was initially secured by local emergency responders, but military personnel and safety and security personnel from the 115th Fighter Wing have now responded, the department said. The sheriff’s office has blocked off local roads in the crash area, where he and his deputies did not see any fire or flames in the crash area overnight. An F-16 launched from Truax Field in 2011 plunged into a vacant house in Adams County, Wisconsin.
2 people killed when plane crashes in western Michigan
Published: September 19, 2020, 10:01 am Updated: September 19, 2020, 10:59 amZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A small plane crashed Saturday shortly after takeoff in western Michigan, killing two people aboard, authorities said. The Ottawa County sheriff's office responded around 6:30 a.m. to an area near Ottawa Executive Airport in Zeeland Township. The victims were identified as Dale DeWeese, 61, and Joyce DeWeese, 59, of Zeeland. They were flying a 2006 Byerley RV9A, authorities said. Local authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration were investigating.
Pilot was told not to fly plane in fatal 2018 Detroit crash, investigation reveals
DETROIT – The National Transportation Safety Board released Sunday details of its investigation into a fatal 2018 plane crash. The initial investigation believed the plane may have been out of fuel and had a landing gear issue. The report released Sunday said the investigation into the aircraft revealed the fuel pump was intact and only showed damage from the crash. Young Municipal Airport, said the plane’s landing gear was not functioning properly and began circling the airport. The right main and nose landing gear were found fully extended by investigators.
Update: 57-year-old man killed in Grosse Ile plane crash
GROSSE ILE, Mich. – Police have provided new details following the death of a man after a plane crashed on Grosse Ile Saturday. Officials say at around 4:47 p.m. an airplane crashed in a residential neighborhood in the 27000 block of Loma Circle. Police say the pilot, 57-year-old Jeffrey Dean Oliver of Lincoln Park, was ejected from the plane. Officials are investigating whether his death was caused by injuries sustained during the crash or a medical condition that may have occurred during the flight. Officials described the plane as a “Golden Circle Air T-Bird Tandem TBT-06 with fixed wings that falls within the experimental airworthiness class.”The FAA and NTSB are investigating.
Pilot killed in plane crash on Grosse Ile
GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man was killed Saturday in a plane crash on the south side of Grosse Ile. UPDATE: Man killed in place crash identified as 57-year-old from Lincoln ParkHe was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries, where he died. He was flying an experimental ultralight plane and witnesses said the plane clipped a tree and crashed in the woods behind a neighborhood. He was the only person on board. The FAA and NTSB is investigating.
Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood
KARACHI A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistans port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Video on social media appeared to show the jet flying low with flames shooting from one of its engines. Sir, mayday, mayday, mayday, mayday Pakistan 8303, the pilot said before the transmission ended. Science Minister Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry said this year has been a catastrophe just survival is so difficult, with the pandemic and now the tragedy of the plane crash. Airbus said it would provide technical assistance to investigators in France and Pakistan, as well as the airline and engine manufacturers.
Unforgettable tragedy: Flight 255 first responder heals through music, faith
DETROIT – A first responder on the scene of the tragic 1987 crash of Northwest Flight 255 has released a song about the life-changing day. On August 16, 1987, Northwest Flight 255 crashed shortly after taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing 156 people. READ: Northwest Flight 255 crashes after takeoff from Detroit Metro AirportGraves has found a way to express his emotions and remember the tragedy in a positive way. On the way to the scene, Graves and his crew were cautioned about how many victims there could be. Graves wrote the song years ago from the perspective of a first responder, but he didn’t feel like it worked.
First responder to 1987 crash of Flight 255 releases song about tragic day
A first responder on the scene of the tragic 1987 crash of Northwest Flight 255 has released a song about the life-changing day. On August 16, 1987, Northwest Flight 255 crashed shortly after taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing 156 people. “That branch sends the canteen truck and staff each year to provide refreshments at the annual Flight 255 Memorial. “The inspiration for the song came from the Flight 255 Memorial which was placed at the site in 1994. After attending the August 2019 Flight 255 memorial service and having just teamed up with Mindi as musical teammates, we approached the song from the universal themes of loss, grief, healing, hope, and faith.
Pilot dead after plane crashes into New Jersey home
A pilot is dead after a small plane crashed into a New Jersey home Tuesday. The Woodbridge Township house was engulfed in flames, thankfully no one was home, according to officials. The pilot was the only person on board the plane which was flying from Leesburg Airport near Washington, D.C. to Linden Airport, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.