Pilot, child die in small plane crash near Frankenmuth

The pilot and a child passenger have been killed in a small plane crash near a private airstrip in mid-Michigan.

The plane went down Sunday evening in a Frankenmuth Township field and burst into flame on impact.

Frankenmuth police Chief Donald Mawer says it appears the pilot was practicing what he termed "touch & goes" at William Zehnder Field, southeast of Saginaw.

The plane crashed near the end of the landing strip. The cause of the crash is under investigation.