- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2020

ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A small plane crashed Saturday shortly after takeoff in western Michigan, killing two people aboard, authorities said.

The Ottawa County sheriff’s office responded around 6:30 a.m. to an area near Ottawa Executive Airport in Zeeland Township.

The victims were identified as Dale DeWeese, 61, and Joyce DeWeese, 59, of Zeeland. They were flying a 2006 Byerley RV9A, authorities said.

Local authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration were investigating.

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