1 dead in plane crash near Oakland County International Airport

(WXYZ) - The Waterford Township Fire Department confirms that one person has died in a plane crash near Oakland County International Airport.

Oakland County officials say the pilot was killed when the twin-engine Cessna 310 airplane he was flying crashed at the Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area in Waterford Township on his final approach to the Oakland County International Airport.

We're told the plane is owned by Royal Air which is an air freight and charter company. 

No cause of crash has been determined yet.

"It's too early to speculate why the plane crashed. That will be a determination for the National Transportation Safety Board," said J. David VanderVeen, director of Oakland County's Department of Central Services, which oversees the airport. "We regret anytime there is a loss of life. Our condolences go out to the pilot's family."

 

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