MICHIGAN — Three people are dead and three others are in critical condition after a plane that left an airport in Indianapolis crashed while attempting to land at a Michigan airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the Socata TBM 700 plane left from Indy South Greenwood Airport in Indianapolis and crashed while approaching the runway at Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, Mich.
FAA investigators and are currently on their way to the scene and the NTSB has been notified, no other information has been released at this time.
According to the FAA registry, the plane is owned by a company out of Greenwood, Indiana and left Indianapolis at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. It is a single-engine Turbo-Prop.
The Clinton County Sheriff's Office in Michigan says the single-engine plane had six passengers on board. Three of them died at the scene and three of them were transported in critical condition.
The full statement from the FAA can be read below.
“A single-engine Socata TBM 700 crashed on approach to Runway 10 Right at Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, Mich., early this morning. According to preliminary reports, six people were aboard the aircraft. The aircraft departed from Indy South Greenwood Airport in Indianapolis and was preparing to land in Lansing when the accident occurred. Please contact local officials for information on the condition of the pilot and any occupants. FAA investigators are on their way to the accident site, and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation. The FAA will release the tail number after investigators verify it. Neither the FAA nor the NTSB release the names of aircraft occupants. We defer to local officials to make that information available at the appropriate time.”