Lyon Township — A aircraft crash Saturday afternoon in Lyon Township killed the former president of Metro Detroit’s house builders group, his wife and son and sparked a fireplace in the house they struck, according to the home builders affiliation. 

Aircraft owner David S. Compo — an professional, licensed pilot — his spouse Michele and their school-age son Dawson were killed in the crash when their personal airplane smashed into a dwelling half a mile north of the New Hudson airport, the Residence Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan reported late Saturday in a launch. 

First responders investigate the scene of a plane that crashed into or near a house, setting the house on fire, in Lyon Township near the Oakland Southwest Airport, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.

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David Compo had flown to Canton, Georgia, on Dec. 29, and the household was returning residence Saturday when the crash transpired, the dwelling builders team stated. 

The incident happened around 4 p.m. Saturday in the 57000 block of Dakota Travel, in accordance to witnesses. The people of the dwelling were capable to get out of the dwelling, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Workplace stated. 

A single-motor Piper PA-24 Comanche crashed in a household space at 3:47 p.m., about a fifty percent mile north of Oakland Southwest Airport in New Hudson, according to preliminary information and facts from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA and Nationwide Transportation Basic safety Board will examine. 

In accordance to,, the airplane took off at 12:51 p.m. and was scheduled to land at 4:11 p.m.

David S. Compo

According to the FAA registry, the plane is owned by Aircom LLC, which is based in Novi. The firm shares an handle with Compo Builders, Inc., and both equally are registered to Compo, who is also president of Compo Builders. The plane was made in 1964.

Compo is the rapid earlier president of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan. His term ended on New Year’s Eve.