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Plane from Indiana crashes in Michigan, 2 killed

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FORT WAYNE - A colleague says an Indiana doctor who died with his wife in a single-engine plane crash in Michigan survived a previous plane crash that killed several relatives.
     
The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne reported Saturday that Dr. Stephen Hatch and his wife, Kim, died Friday evening near Charlevoix in a crash that left his son, Austin, in critical
condition.
     
Dr. David Bojrab says Hatch and his son survived a 2003 crash near Fort Wayne that killed Hatch's previous wife and two of their children.
     
Bojrab told the newspaper the Hatches were on their way to their summer home in the Charlevoix area when the plane flew into a garage near Charlevoix Municipal Airport.
     
Federal investigators were on the scene Saturday morning.

Team stunned

The Indiana high school basketball coach for a standout player who is fighting for his life after surviving his second plane crash says the next 24 to 48 hours are going to be critical.

Dan Kline is the basketball coach at Canterbury School in Fort Wayne, Ind. One of his players, 16-year-old Austin Hatch, was in critical condition on Saturday in a Michigan hospital after the Friday evening crash that killed his father and his stepmother. Austin and his father had previously survived a 2003 crash that killed Austin's mother and two siblings.

Kline told The Associated Press the team is "stunned" and is trying to stick together through this tough time. He says Hatch, who committed earlier this month to play basketball at Michigan, is a physically and mentally strong young man.

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