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Plane crash in northern Michigan kills 4

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • The twin-engine Beachcraft 58 crashes near Interstate 75 in Saint Ignace, Michigan
  • Five relatives were traveling on board the plane when it crashes
  • A 13-year-old boy is the lone survivor

(CNN) -- Federal authorities are investigating the crash of small plane in northern Michigan town of Saint Ignace that killed four people and injured a fifth.

"The plane encountered some form of difficulty after becoming airborne, the plane crossed over northbound I-75 and struck the median barrier, flipped over and crashed coming to rest on the shoulder of southbound I-75," the Mackinac County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

A 13-year-old boy, who was ejected from the twin-engine Beachcraft 58, was the lone survivor. He was airlifted to a hospital, the statement said.

The sheriff's department said everyone on board the plane was related.