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2 men killed when small plane crashes in Michigan

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says searchers have found the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed in northern Michigan, killing the two men on board.

The plane left St. Ignace in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Saturday night, bound for Mackinac Island. The Coast Guard's Cleveland office says the plane didn't arrive as expected about 8 p.m. Saturday.

Searchers found the wreckage Sunday afternoon on the Lake Huron shore, about three miles north of St. Ignace.

Michigan State Police identified the men on the plane as 52-year-old Thomas Phillips, who had homes in Kirkland, Wash., and Mackinac Island, and 29-year-old Joseph Pann Jr. of St. Ignace.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane was owned by the charter company Great Lakes Air Inc.

Federal investigators are expected to arrive Monday.

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