Gary Hagler, Chief of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division, sadly reports the death of F/Lt. Arthur A. Green III.
F/Lt. Green, 58, was killed late Sunday night when the Piper Cherokee plane he was piloting crashed while on approach to the Harbor Springs airport in Michigan’s upper lower penninsula. F/Lt. Green was flying from his home and duty station in Farmington Hills, to Harbor Springs airport for a meeting of the DNR Law Enforcement Division at Boyne Highlands Resort near Traverse City.
F/Lt. Green was an experience pilot and had chartered the plane to travel for departmental purposes. He was alone in the plane when it crashed. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA are being assisted by the Emmet County Sheriff Department and the Harbor Springs Fire Department.
F/Lt. Green served the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for 19 years. He was a former Detroit Police Officer and a United States Air Force veteran. He also served in the Michigan National Guard until he retired in 2004.
F/Lt. Green was Vice President of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum where the plane was registered.
First Lieutenant Arthur Green-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Sunday, August 10, 2015.
Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow
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Farmington Hills Man Killed In Small Plane Crash In Northern Michigan