Plane makes emergency landing at Willow Run airport due to mechanical issues
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A small airplane made an emergency landing early Sunday morning at Willow Run Airport. According to authorities, the small aircraft was experiencing mechanical issues and its landing gear did not come down, causing the plane to leave the runway just after midnight. Authorities said the two people onboard were able to exit safely and were unharmed. The investigation into what went wrong is ongoing.
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.
Info sought about plane that flew under Mackinac Bridge: See video
ST. IGNACE, Mich. Authorities are seeking information about a plane that flew under the Mackinac Bridge in late June. This was extremely reckless behavior on the part of the pilot, and it imperiled the safety of everyone on the bridge that day, said Det. We hope that someone can come forward with information to help us make sure it doesnt happen again, Demers said. A Coast Guard crew recorded the June 28 incident on video. The bridge connects Michigans two peninsulas over the Straits of Mackinac.
Michigan man seriously hurt when small plane crashes in Ohio
Published: May 28, 2020, 8:39 am Updated: May 28, 2020, 9:51 amCAMBRIDGE, Ohio A Michigan man was seriously injured when the small plane he was piloting crashed in eastern Ohio, authorities said. Paul Emaus, 54, of Hudsonville, was alone in the Beechcraft-35-A33 when it went down around 3 p.m. Wednesday in a field near Route 40 in Cambridge. Emaus had to be extricated from the aircraft and was being treated at a hospital for serious head injuries. Witnesses said the single-engine plane was flying low and the engine was making a sputtering noise shortly before the crash occurred in the Guernsey County community. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.