2nd fatal plane crash in 3 days kills 2 in northern Michigan

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Posted at 9:56 PM, Nov 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 21:56:17-05

BOYNE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The second fatal plane crash in three days in northern Michigan has killed a pilot and his passenger.

Authorities say 61-year-old pilot Kenneth Daniel Yott of Pontiac and 21-year-old passenger Corbin Dennis Kennedy of Howell were found dead Monday afternoon in the Beechcraft King Air plane in a wooded area in Charlevoix County’s Melrose Township.

It's not clear what caused the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Four people died in a plane crash Saturday on Michigan’s Beaver Island west of Mackinaw City.

The twin-engine Britten-Norman plane was flying from Charlevoix, the FAA said in a statement.