JASPER TOWNSHIIP, MI – On Monday, May 17th, 2021, at approximately 1:22 pm, Midland County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of S Geneva Rd and W Ball Rd in Jasper Township in reference to a report of an airplane crash.
The crash was called in to Midland County Central Dispatch by a passerby who observed the plane on fire in a field. St. Louis Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Located within the cockpit was the pilot who was also the lone occupant.
The pilot was pronounced deceased at the scene by Chief Medical Examiner Dennis Wagner and then transported to McLaren Bay Region by Mid-Michigan EMS. The pilot has been identified as a 23 yr old Gratiot County man whose identity will be released at a later time pending notification of family.
The plane appeared to be a single-engine Cessna 182H model.
At this time it is unknown as to the cause of the crash.
The investigation is being turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.