Report: Husband, wife killed in small plane crash

June 25, 2011 11:17:15 AM PDT
A colleague says an Indiana doctor who died with his wife in a single-engine plane crash in Michigan survived a previous plane crash that killed several relatives.

The plane slammed nose-first into a garage in a neighborhood near a northwester Michigan airport Friday night.

Officials said the two people on board were killed. A third person on the ground was seriously hurt.

The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne reported Saturday that Dr. Stephen Hatch and his wife, Kim, died Friday evening near Charlevoix in a crash that left his son, Austin, in critical condition.

Dr. David Bojrab says Hatch and his son survived a 2003 crash near Fort Wayne that killed Hatch's previous wife and two of their children.

Bojrab told the newspaper the Hatches were on their way to their summer home in the Charlevoix area when the plane flew into a garage near Charlevoix Municipal Airport.

The plane had departed from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Federal investigators were on the scene Saturday morning.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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