7-20-15 Plane Crash near Holland State Park
PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 66-year-old man walked away with only minor injuries after crash landing a small plane on a Lake Michigan beach.
WGHN-AM reports Steven Stam told officers he was flying Sunday evening along the lakeshore in western Michigan when the plane’s engine began having trouble. He brought the plane down in dune grass in Ottawa County’s Park Township, near Holland State Park.
No one else was in the plane and no one on the ground was injured. The plane’s nose ended up in the sand with its tail in the air.
Jackee Thompson told MLive.com “something didn’t sound right” before the plane went down. She says “the next thing you know, everyone is running to the crash site.”
The Detroit News reports the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.