Michigan plane crash kills survivor of earlier crash - KMOV.com

Michigan plane crash kills survivor of earlier crash


DETROIT (AP) -- A colleague says an Indiana pilot killed in a plane crash in Michigan had a passion for flying that propelled him back into the cockpit after a crash nearly eight years ago that killed his wife and two children.

Dr. Stephen Hatch and his current wife, Kim, died Friday evening near Charlevoix in a crash that left his son, Austin, in critical condition.

Dr. G. David Bojrab says Hatch and his son survived the 2003 crash near Fort Wayne. He says they were returning from their summer home -- the same place they were flying to Friday when the single-engine plane flew into a garage near the Charlevoix Municipal Airport.

A federal investigation found Hatch partially responsible for the earlier crash, but Bojrab says his friend disputed that.

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