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Michigan business family killed in Montana plane crash

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The seal for the National Transportation Safety Board. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — A Michigan family that owns a string of hotels was killed in a plane crash in southeastern Montana.

Carter County officials say the twin-engine Beechcraft Baron crashed at about noon Saturday in a grassy area about 12 miles south of the small town of Boyes.

Sheriff Neil Kittelmann told The Billings Gazette in a story published Monday that the crash killed a 64-year-old man, a 45-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy.

The director of Stone Funeral Home told WPBN the victims are 64-year-old Timothy Brown, 45-year-old Tricia Verhelle-Brown and their 13-year-old son, Theodore “Teddy” Brown.

The Browns owned the Colonial Inn in Harbor Springs, the Holiday Inn Express and the Breakers Resort in St. Ignace, WPBN reports. They also owned two resorts in Marathon, Florida.

Their aircraft took off from Billings Logan International Airport and was headed to Michigan.

The airplane was registered in Florida and both adults had Florida driver’s licenses.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Information from:

The Billings Gazette


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