Sheriff: No federal probe of Lake Michigan isle plane crash
BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff says federal authorities have declined to investigate a small plane crash on a Lake Michigan island.
Charlevoix County Sheriff Charles Vondra says the Federal Aviation Administration has no plan to travel to northern Michigan, even when the government shutdown ends. He says he finds it “unusual.”
The sheriff says the cause of the crash — mechanical or pilot error — might never be known. Beaver Island is off the northwestern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
The FAA couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday because of the government shutdown.
Information from: Petoskey News-Review, http://www.petoskeynews.com