Helicopter crashes in northern Michigan, killing 2 - WNEM TV 5

Pilot, passenger in helicopter crash identified

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities have identified two Macomb County men killed in a private helicopter crash in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

State police in Alpena say Tuesday that 46-year-old Dan Logghe of Richmond was piloting the helicopter when it went down Friday in Caledonia Township, about 85 miles north of Bay City.

His passenger is identified as Mark May of Sterling Heights.

A hunter found the wreckage Monday morning on his property in a remote part of Alcona County. Relatives told police that Logghe was headed to a hunting cabin near Alpena, about 15 miles from the crash site.

The helicopter was registered to Logghe Stamping Co. Inc., a family-owned metal stamping and assembly supplier in Fraser.

The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation into the crash.

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