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Businessman and family die when plane hits Michigan house

The plane was traveling to the New Hudson airport from Cherokee County Regional Airport in Canton, Georgia.
Credit: AP
First responders investigate the scene of a plane that crashed into or near a house, setting the house on fire, on Dakota Dr. between Grispen Rd. and Cedar Mill Dr. in Lyon Twp. near the Oakland Southwest Airport, Saturday night, Jan. 2, 2021. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. — A plane crashed into a house in southeastern Michigan, killing the pilot and two people aboard. 

Five people inside the two-story house in Lyon Township were able to avoid injury. Fire severely damaged the home, 40 miles northwest of Detroit. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard confirmed three deaths in the plane, a single-engine Piper PA-24. 

The plane was traveling to the New Hudson airport from Cherokee County Regional Airport in Canton, Georgia.

The victims were identified as David S. Compo, former president of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan, his wife Michele and their son Dawson. The association confirmed the deaths in a news release. 

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