by Rebecca Agnew

At least one person is dead after a plane crash on Beaver Island, according to the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office.

The Beaver Island Fire Department and EMS first responded to a report of a loud explosion in the area around Peaine Township Airport.

The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a search and rescue, which found a Piper Fixed Wing Multi Engine plane had crashed in a heavily wooded area off of Buff Kett road.

One person was found dead.

No word yet on any other passengers or crew, the cause is still under investigation.