1 death reported in Beaver Island plane crash

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) -- One person has died in a small plane crash on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan.

Charlevoix County authorities say an explosion was heard near the island's airport around 7:45 p.m. Sunday. The U.S. Coast Guard assisted in locating the plane in a wooded area.  

Beaver Island is off the northwestern tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. A ferry operates between the island and Charlevoix.