3 dead, 3 hurt in small plane crash near Lansing airport

Posted at 12:47 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 12:47:11-04

DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say three people have died and three others were injured after a single-engine plane crashed near Capital Regional International Airport in mid-Michigan.

Airport spokesman Spencer Flynn says the pilot was approaching to land at the Lansing-area airport when “something went wrong” and the six-passenger plane crashed about 9 a.m. Thursday.

Clinton County Sheriff Larry Jerue says the plane was carrying six people and was headed to the airport in DeWitt Township from Indianapolis. He says the plane appeared to be a leased TBM 700 plane that was at its passenger capacity. In addition to the pilot, there was a co-pilot on board.

Names of those involved weren’t immediately released. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Authority were heading Thursday to the airport.