by: staff

ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are now releasing the names of the people killed in a plane crash early Saturday morning.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office tells News 8 that Dale Deweese, 61, and Joyce Deweese, 59, both from Zeeland, were killed when a small, two-seat aircraft crashed near Zeeland Saturday morning..

It happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. at Ottawa Executive Airport, which is south of I-196 near 64th Avenue, east of Zeeland.

The sheriff’s office says the plane crashed northeast of the runway just after taking off. The cause of the crash is not yet clear; the sheriff’s office and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.