Feds Investigate Plane Crash On Grosse Ile That Left Lincoln Park Man Dead

WWJ News
July 13, 2020 - 8:26 am
A plane crash on Grosse Ile is being investigated

Grosse Ile police


(WWJ) Federal investigators are looking into the cause of a deadly crash involving an ultra-light plane that claimed the life of a Lincoln Park pilot. 

The Grosse Ile Police Department says 57-year old Jerry Oliver was flying the experimental plane yesterday afternoon when he hit a tree and crashed into a neighborhood on Loma Circle. 

It is unknown at this time if the cause of death was the result of injuries sustained in the crash or a medical condition that occurred while in flight.  An autopsy will be performed by the Wayne County Medical Examiner.   

It happened at 4:47 p.m. Saturday, July 11th, 2020 in the 27000 block of Loma Circle, and Oliver was flying a Golden Circle Air T-Bird Tandem TBT-06 with fixed wings that falls within the experimental airworthiness class. 

He was ejected in the crash and was receiving CPR when rescue personnel arrived.

Oliver was transported to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

The investigation is on-going and is being coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.