DNR lieutenant killed after plane crashes in northern Michigan

Posted at 12:44 PM, Aug 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-10 15:37:18-04

LITTLE TRAVERSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 58-year-old Farmington Hills man was killed over the weekend after the plane he was piloting crashed in Emmet County.

According to the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department, Arther Green III crashed the plane during his approach to the Harbor Springs Airport.  The crash happened some time after 11 p.m., and his Piper Cherokee plane was found at about 7:30 a.m. by an employee of Emmet Brick and Block.

Officials say the plane crashed in the business’ back lot.

Green was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was the only person on board the plane, according to a release.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said Green was a first lieutenant with the department.