2 Men Killed in Mackinac Straits Small Plane Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says searchers have found the wreckage of a single-engine plane that disappeared in the Straits of Mackinac with two men aboard. It says both passengers were killed.

The Coast Guard's Cleveland office says the plane left St. Ignace in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Saturday night, bound for Mackinac Island. The planned flight is about 4.5 miles and six minutes.

In a statement Sunday, the Coast Guard said the plane failed to arrive as expected about 8 p.m. On board were Tom Phillips and Joe Pann.

The Coast Guard says searchers found the wreckage Sunday afternoon on the Lake Huron shore, about three miles north of St. Ignace.

The Coast Guard says Phillips was in his 50s and Pann in his 20s. Both were from northern Michigan.

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