2 men killed when small plane crashes

The U.S. Coast Guard said searchers have found the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed in northern Michigan and killed the two men on board.
AP Wire
Dec 5, 2011


The plane left St. Ignace in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Saturday night, bound for Mackinac Island. The Coast Guard’s Cleveland office said the plane didn’t arrive as expected about 8 p.m. Saturday.

Searchers found the wreckage Sunday afternoon on the Lake Huron shore, about 3 miles north of St. Ignace. Michigan State Police identified the men on the plane as 52-year-old Thomas Phillips, who had homes in Kirkland, Wash., and Mackinac Island; and 29-year-old Joseph Pann Jr. of St. Ignace.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane was owned by the charter company Great Lakes Air Inc.


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