Identities released of two killed in Mt. Morris Twp. plane crash - WNEM TV 5

Identities released of two killed in Mt. Morris Twp. plane crash

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WNEM TV5 has learned the identities of the two people killed in the small plane crash in Mt. Morris Township Wednesday morning. 

Officials have confirmed with TV5 that 82-year-old Jerry Zerbe, the pilot of the aircraft, was killed in the crash. Zerbe was a certified commercial pilot and flight instructor.

Police also say that 20-year-old Bryce Frownfelter died in the crash. He was a student at Western Michigan University. He also was a 2012 graduate of Lake Fenton High School where he was on the football team.

FAA officials tell us that the plane took off from Dalton Airport in Mt. Morris Township at around 7:30 Wednesday morning, and then disappeared.

Crews were searching for the aircraft all day, but the wreckage wasn't discovered until 3:47p.m. 

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Dalton Airport handles small or private planes.

WNEM will continue to follow this story and will provide updates as new information is learned.

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