Fifth person from Indiana dies in Michigan plane crash

A small plane coming from Greenwood crashed near an airport in Lansing, Michigan, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Photo: NBC News)
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LANSING, Mich. (WTHR) — A fifth person from Indiana has died after a plane crash in Lansing, Michigan last week.

Joel Stewart Beavins, 48, of Franklin, died Sunday from injuries suffered in the crash October 3.

Three people, Neil Alan Sego, 46, of Trafalgar, John Thomas Lowe, 51, of Greenwood and Timothy Joe Clark, 67, of Franklin, died at the scene of the plane crash.

Zechariah Eugene Bennett, 27, died Saturday from his injuries. He was a worker for Patterson Horth Inc. based in Indianapolis.

His widow told WILX that he was a good man who would have done anything for anybody.

"It's just really important that everyone knows how much he loved Jesus and that he loved his family, that he was my best friend," Shelby Bennett said.

His colleagues have created a GoFundMe account to raise money to help Shelby, who is pregnant with the couple's first child.

Aaron Levi Blackford, 42, of Frankton, was also injured in the crash. He was last listed in critical, but stable, condition at a Michigan hospital.

The NTSB and FAA are investigating the crash. An initial NTSB report says the plane was flying over the maximum weight limit.

"There will be no speculation as to why (the plane crashed), we're going to continue to treat it as an active crime scene," ​said Sheriff Larry Jerue, Clinton County, Michigan.

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