The plane might have hit the antenna tower earlier than the crash

May 20, 2021 Updated: May 20, 2021 4:12 p.m.

JASPER TOWNSHIP, Me. (AP) – A single-engine plane that crashed in a field in central Michigan and caught fire may have struck a radio antenna tower or the guy wires supporting it, a sheriff said Thursday.

Two fields of debris from the crash on Monday, including one near the tower, said Midland County’s Sheriff Myron Greene. The other was in a nearby field in Jasper County where the hull came to rest.

The crash killed Slade David Martin, 23, of Gratiot County, Greene said. He was the only occupant of the plane.

The investigation has been turned over to federal agencies, he said.

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