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Pilot wanted after plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

U.S. Coast Guard looking for more images of aircraft
Posted at 1:41 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 13:41:36-04

ST. IGNANCE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard and Michigan State Police are looking for a pilot who put hundreds of people at risk during the 4th of July holiday.

Video released today shows a small plane flying under the Mackinac Bridge on June 28, just as many families were headed north for the national holiday. Detectives say hundreds of cars were on the bridge when the plane flew under the main center span.

A Chief Petty Officer with the Coast Guard recorded the video while riding in a boat across the straits that day. Now investigators are asking for anyone who shot pictures or video of the aircraft to send them in, hoping to identify the plane, and ultimately the pilot.

Tips can be left through the Coast Guard Investigative Service's CGIS TIPS App for iPhoneorAndroid, this webpage, or by calling Michigan State Police at 906-643-7582.