Sheriff's Office identifies 2 dead in small plane crash in Livingston County

National Transportation Safety Board to arrive today
Posted: 11:44 AM, Aug 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-21 09:38:31-04
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LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Two people died after a small plane crashed in Livingston County around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The plane crashed in the area of Highland and Tooley roads at the Spencer J. Hardy Airport. The passengers have been identified as James Tafralian, 68, from Webberville and Philip Henry Colmer, 64, from Chelsea.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine Aero Commander 200D crashed on the runway while taking off from the airport. The two deceased passengers were on board.

The FAA said that investigators are on their way to the accident site and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been notified and will be in charge of the investigation.