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Three Johnson Co. people killed in Michigan plane crash

Three people died and three others were injured when a single-engine plane from Indianapolis crashed Thursday morning near Capital Region International Airport in mid-Michigan. Police say all six passengers are from central Indiana.


The plane was on its way to the Lansing-area airport when it went down about 9 a.m.


Three people were killed in the crash:


-Neil Alan Sego, 46, of Trafalgar, Indiana

-John Thomas Lowe, 51, of Greenwood, Indiana

-Timothy Joe Clark, 67, of Franklin, Indiana



Three more people remain in critical condition:


-Zechariah Eugene Bennett, 27, of Plainfield, Indiana

-Aaron Levi Blackford , 42, of Frankton, Indiana

-Joel Stewart Beavins, 48, of Franklin, Indiana


“I know that it was coming in on the approach and that’s when something went wrong,” airport spokesman Spencer Flynn said.


The plane was at capacity and included a pilot and co-pilot, said Clinton County Sheriff Larry Jerue.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Socata TBM 700 plane left Indy South Greenwood Airport at 8 a.m. Thursday. The FAA lists the plane as being owned by a Greenwood company.


The airport received an emergency alert from the plane, said airport public safety and operations chief Eric Patrick. He wasn’t sure if the alert came before or after the crash.