(CBS Detroit) – Air safety investigators are continuing to investigate what may have caused a plane crash on Beaver Island.
Five people, including the pilot, were on board on Saturday, November 13, when the small passenger plane took off. However, officials say shortly afterwards, it crashed at the airport.
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The only survivor, who is an 11-year-old girl, is being treated for her injuries. The child’s mother believes her husband protected her from more serious injuries by holding her tight when the plane went down.
The National Transportation Safety Board says it views the weight of the aircraft and wind as possible factors.
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Beaver Island is an island located in Lake Michigan. The island is in Charlevoix County and is located about 30 miles from Charlevoix.
It is the largest island in Lake Michigan and is the third largest island in the state of Michigan, after Isle Royale and Drummond Island.
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