Goshen News, Goshen, IN

January 27, 2013

Elkhart man dies in Ultra Lite plane crash in Niles, Mich., Saturday


— A 50-year-old Elkhart pilot died after his Ultra Lite single-seat aircraft crashed around 4:10 p.m. Saturday near Niles, Mich., according to Michigan State Police.

At 5:10 p.m., Cass County emergency dispatchers in Michigan asked for assistance from the Michigan State Police to help search for a possible crash of an Ultra Lite aircraft flown by Christopher McKenna. The plane was last seen flying north of the Niles City Airport. Police said around 5:50 p.m., the wreckage was located in a wooded area east of Clark Street in Niles by citizens and emergency personnel searching the area on foot. McKenna was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and will be conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration.