Investigators are trying to determine what caused a deadly plane crash.
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - We have new details about the deadly plane crash that happened in Oakland County on Friday.
The air traffic control tower recordings have been released.
We've learned that the 19-year-old pilot, Troy Brothers, had his license for less than 2 months.
Friday afternoon's trip was only suppose to be a short flight with his family – just a quick a flight around the area then back to the airport.
Brothers only got to about 100 feet in the air when he radioed the control tower - voicing concern about a possible weight overload.
We now know that as Brothers tried to land, the left wing tip struck the ground, the plane crashed and the cabin caught fire.
Brothers, his mother, step-father and brother-in-law were all killed.
The crash was captured on airport security cameras. That footage will be part of the federal investigation.
The wreckage has been moved to an undisclosed location for examination.