New Information In Plane Crash At WK Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek
We now have more information in the plane crash at WK Kellogg Airport that left one man dead yesterday evening.
In a press release, authorities named the pilot as 48-year-old William Carlson Pergerson II.
Some time before 8:20 p.m., the plane took off and began experiencing difficulties, so Pergerson asked for permission to land. The experimental, likely kit built craft began circling and attempted landing twice. The plane then crashed next to a runway, killing Pergerson.
Pergerson was as a pastor with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, who is believed to have been heading to his home in Wisconsin.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will begin an investigation of the crash today.