Pilot with Traverse City ties killed in plane crash
By Roxanne Werly
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:33:33 GMT — A pilot from Vassar, with Traverse City ties, and his passenger are dead following a plane crash. Richard Hayward, 63, and Mark Kozan, 49 of Caro were killed Saturday afternoon when the Nanchang CJ-6 crashed in a field in Shiwassee County. Hayward's daughter, Holly Thomas, and three grandchildren live in Traverse City. "He died doing what he loved most - flying," wrote Thomas. Hayward, a licensed pilot since he was 14-years-old, bought the plane in 2012. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.
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