FRANKENMUTH TOWNSHIP — A plane crash in Frankenmuth Township has left two dead, according to the Frankenmuth Police Department.
The crash happened around 6:00 p.m. in a field by Curtis Road near Block Road, near the Tiny Zehnder Airfield located along South Block Road in Frankenmuth Township.
The Frankenmuth Police Department says that the 55-year-old pilot, Eugene Root of Millington, was killed in the crash.
Also killed was Root's 9-year-old grandson. The grandson's name was not released.
Police say Root kept his plane at the airfield and was having a birthday party. Police were told Root was performing a maneuver called the "touch and goes" when the crash took place.
The FAA and the NTSB are both now handling the investigation.
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