Timothy Brown, 64, the owner of the historic Colonial Inn Hotel in Harbor Springs, Michigan, was on his way to Rapid City, South Dakota, with his wife and son when their plane crashed. Trisha Verhelle Brown, 45, and Theodore Brown, 13, were killed in the crash.
The family departed from Billings, Montana, and the crash occurred approximately 12 miles south of the small town of Boyes, Montana. The plane was a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron, according to multiple sources.
Sources say that they family was ultimately heading to Michigan, where one of the Brown’s hotel is located.
While the number of aviation accidents has dropped over the years, the number of deaths resulting from these accidents remains high. Information below provided by the Aircraft Crashes Record Office (ACRO):