2 Muskegon County men killed in plane crash.

July 16, 2022

2 Muskegon County men killed in plane crash.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Two Muskegon County men died in a plane crash near 102nd Avenue between Buchanan and Woodrow roads Friday, July 15, around 6:15 p.m, according to the Michigan State Police.

The pilot has been identified as Raymond Gundy, 56, of Muskegon County, and the passenger was Troy Caris, 48, of Holton. 

“The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) is on scene, and representatives from NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) and Cessna are en route to the crash site to continue the investigation and determine the cause of the crash,” states MSP on Twitter Saturday. “These were the only occupants of the plane. Please keep the families in your thoughts during this difficult time.”

Witnesses heard the single-engine Cessna 210 plane “appear to struggle,” said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast, and it crashed behind a house. A witness said he heard a “big bang” and saw debris was strewn in his yard. Foggy and rainy weather conditions and mechanical issues may have played a role in the crash.

The plane had taken off from the nearby Oceana County Airport, according to MSP.

No one else was injured.

The Shelby-Benona Fire Department assisted at the scene.

More information will be provided when it’s available.

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