Sunday, June 26, 2011

OSG High: Michigan Recruit Involved In Second Plane Crash

((HT: MyFoxDetroit))

Ten days ago, Indiana high school basketball star Austin Hatch declared to play for the University of Michigan. Now, he is hospitalized in critical condition after a plane crash that killed his father and step-mother. Sadly and ironically, Hatch and his dad survived another crash in 2003 that killed his mother and two siblings.

"We are saddened to hear about another tragedy that has affected the Hatch family," Michigan coach John Beilein said in a statement. "Austin needs as much support right now as possible and I know he will be in the thoughts and prayers of the Michigan family during this difficult time."

His father received a private pilot certificate in 1997, according to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. The single-engine aircraft he was piloting, with three passengers, crashed into a garage Friday night in the Michigan town of Charlevoix.

Hatch is currently in a medically-induced coma...

Here's the latest from our friends at MyFoxDetroit...

UM Basketball Recruit Survives Second Plane Crash:

And from Max Resnick over at the IndianasNewsCenter in Fort Wayne where Hatch was going to school...

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