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Oscoda Township – Authorities believe human remains found at the site of a wrecked plane in rural northern Michigan are a pilot from Florida reported missing some hours earlier.

The wreckage of the 10-passenger twin-turboprop King Air plane was found Tuesday morning in woods several miles west of Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport, about 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Detroit.

MLive.com reports reports that Michigan State Police say the plane was a Kalitta Air charter that originated in Ypsilanti, but that a positive identification of the remains has not yet been made.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the pilot was a 33-year-old man from Orlando, Florida.

The pilot was believed to be the aircraft’s lone occupant.

 

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