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The NTSB and FAA are investigating a fatal plane crash that killed an instructor and injured a student

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, MI. – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continue to investigate the cause of a fatal plane crash that occurred Monday, June 10, in Washtenaw County.

Authorities confirmed that Kevin Kreger, a 46-year-old man from Dearborn, died in the crash. A 22-year-old student from North Carolina, attending the University of Michigan, was injured.

—> What we know about the plane crash that killed a flight instructor and injured a student in Washtenaw County

Ron Jansen owns the land where the crash occurred. He and many others will patiently wait for the results of the NTSB investigation into what happened in the air that left a flight instructor dead and a student critically injured.

– It’s a pity, but what will you do? Jansen said. “You don’t know at this point that it was his first time. If he did something he shouldn’t have done. Is it a fuel failure? We’ll just have to wait until everything unfolds, then we’ll know exactly what happened.

Kreger was an instructor at Solo Aviation in Dearborn, located at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, the same location from which the single-engine plane took off before the crash. Jansen said he saw a survivor being pulled from the wreckage.

“He was definitely showing signs that maybe everything was going to be OK,” Jansen recalled. “He had movements in his hands and arms and stuff like that.”

Kreger also reportedly worked as a chiropractor at his own office in Dearborn. He left behind a family that was completely devastated by loss. A letter was sent to Mercy High School, where his son attends. The school released a statement that reads in part: “We at Mercy High School extend our deepest sympathies to the Kreger family at this difficult time. Our heartfelt prayers are with the family as they deal with this profound loss.”

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