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Mike Perdue and three other persons died in a commuter plane crash on Lake Michigan’s Beaver Island on Saturday, but an 11-year-old girl survived, local media outlets reported.
The pilot killed in the crash has not been publicly identified either.
His age is unclear.
According to The Petoskey News-Review, the pilot and three adult passengers aboard the Island Airways 1:30 p.m. flight died in the crash, including realtor Mike Perdue and Kate Leese and Adam Kendall, newcomers to the island who were planning a vineyard in the area. Two dogs also died.
Perdue’s child, whose name has not been released publicly, survived the crash but was airlifted to an area hospital with severe injuries, the newspaper reported.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the twin-engine Britten-Norman plane was flying from Charlevoix on Michigan’s lower peninsula when the crash occurred.
The plane was flying into Welke Airport when it crashed, WWTV reported.
The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed to MLive.com that an 11-year-old girl and an adult male were taken to McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey by helicopter.
The man did not survive, WWTV reported.
The 11-year-old girl is the only survivor of a small commuter plane crash on an island in Lake Michigan that claimed the lives of her father and three other people, authorities said.
Church said the girl remained in the hospital on Sunday but said he had no information on the child’s condition.
The Petoskey News-Review reported that Leese and Kendall were new residents of Beaver Island and planned to plant a vineyard there.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board.