William Julian Death – William Julian, a pilot who died among four people in a Michigan island plane crash has been identified as a history teacher. The plane crash happened on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
The 55-year-old pilot was flying the plane for Island Airways, which takes travelers between Beaver Island and Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. After the plane crash, Julian was transported to the U.S. Coast Guard but died, according to the Charlevoix County sheriff’s office.
Other victims who died alongside the pilot were identified as Mike Perdue, Kate Leese, and Adam Kendall. A report said that Mike Perdue’s 11-year-old daughter survived, and her mother has said she believes her husband protected the girl from more serious injuries by holding her tightly as the plane went down.
Julian was a “devoted educator to the students he served,” during his 16 years in the Traverse City school district.
Authorities are currently investigating the crash.