The Michigan State Police at the Negaunee post are investigating a plane crash that occurred Monday at approximately 8:07 p.m. near a grassy runway just off County Road CD.  The two people onboard the plane died in the crash.  Their identities will not be released until next of kin has been notified.

The plane was an Aeronca 11 AC- identified as a two seat, high wing aircraft. 

Grand Rapids Flight Station, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration have been notified and will be investigating the crash scene today.  The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

Assisting the MSP at the scene: Marquette County Sheriff’s Department, Marquette County Search and Rescue, Ishpeming Township Police, Ely Township First Responders, UP Health System – Bell EMS, Valley Med Flight services.