PLANE CRASH UPDATE: Sheriff Don Schneider of the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office reports the victims of the fatal aircraft crash on Monday January 6th, 2014 in Melrose Township have been positively identified by the Forensic Science Division of the Michigan State Police.
The pilot was identified as Todd Glenn Lloyd, age 51 from Birmingham, Michigan. And the passenger was identified as Christopher Albert Neumann, age 38 from Birmingham, Michigan as well.
The investigation continues awaiting arrival of the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. They are expected to be on scene late today or Thursday.
Sheriff Schneider would like commend all the First Responders to the accident working under severe weather conditions for a lengthy period of time aiding in the recovery of the deceased.