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2 victims identified in deadly Oceana County plane crash

Posted at 8:28 PM, Jul 15, 2022

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Michigan State Police identified the two victims who died after a single-engine plane crashed in the woods behind an Oceana County home Friday evening.

Early Saturday afternoon, MSP said the pilot was 56-year-old Raymond Gundy of Muskegon County and the passenger was 48-year-old Troy Caris of Holton. Troopers said they were the only occupants of the plane.

The crash happened near South 102nd Avenue and West Buchanan Road in Shelby Township, which is just south of the Oceana County Airport.

Law enforcement responded to the area at about 6:15 p.m. Friday, after the property owner called to report the crash.

It’s still not clear what caused the plane to crash. On Saturday afternoon the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was on scene and representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Cessna were en route to the crash scene.

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