Plane Crash Victims Confirmed As Lake James Couple
Monday, November 27, 2023

LUDINGTON, Mich. - The names of the couple from Northeast Indiana who died following a plane crashing in Mason County have been confirmed by the Michigan State Police.

Randy Strebig,60, and Allison Wheaton, 43, of Lake James died alongside their two dogs on Sunday, November 26 as the result of a plane crash in Ludington, Michigan.

The couple was reportedly visiting family in Ludington.

Strebig and Wheaton were departing from the Mason County Airport when for an undetermined reason their Socata TBM-700 plane went down and caught fire.

The Pere Marquette Township Fire Department’s Facebook page said the plane crashed outside the airport fence, located on Meyers Road off of Rasmussen Road.

The fire department noted the plane was not easy to reach and they needed off-road vehicles in order to reach the accident.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The Federal Aviation Administration was on scene yesterday and the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB is expected to arrive on today to assist in the investigation."

The Michigan State Police MSP was assisted by the Mason County Sheriff's Office, Life EMS, Ludington Fire, Hamlin Township Fire, and Pere Marquette Twp. Fire.