Pilot From Lowell Crashes Plane Near Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, 1 Dead
A man from Lowell, Michigan, was flying a private plane over Lake Michigan recently near Beaver Island in Lake Michigan crashed leaving one person dead.
I have never been a plane guy. I have traveled a few times by jet but have never been in any plane smaller than a commercial airline.
I went to school with a friend named Mark whose dad flew a small plane. Mark wound up getting his pilot license and his own plane later in life, and he has flown hundreds of successful flights. I never took him up on his offer for a plane ride because my fear is what is in the picture above. Nothing against Mark or his plane, just a fear of my own.
"They say", people are more likely to get killed in an automobile accident than in a plane but I will take my chances on the ground.
Lowell Pilot Crashes Plane Near Beaver Island in Lake Michigan
A 70-year-old man by the name of Randy Seaman from Lowell was piloting a small plane recently that unfortunately crashed into Lake Michigan near Beaver Island.
According to WOOD, Seaman was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard when they spotted him in the water. Seaman was taken to Petoskey Hospital for his injuries but his passenger 65-year-old Beverly Anderson of Lowell was found dead in the plane wreckage.
Luckily there was a U.S. Coast Guard training mission going on near the area of the crash that quickly turned into a rescue mission abling the unit to save Seaman and locate Anderson's body.
Seaman is the president of a Grand Rapids contracting company called Seaman's Mechanical and is a well-respected experienced pilot who has several years of experience.
There is still no word on the cause of the crash as its being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.