ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An Indiana high school basketball standout who survived a Michigan plane crash that killed his father and stepmother says he plans to play college basketball next year.
Austin Hatch of Fort Wayne had made a verbal commitment to play basketball at the University of Michigan before the June 2011 crash near the Charlevoix airport. He told the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/IGgqSt ) in an interview published Tuesday that he’ll be on the court with the Wolverines in 2013.
Hatch says he’ll use a scholarship to live the life he and his father always had imagined.
Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report that the crash that killed Dr. Stephen Hatch and his wife, Kim, occurred after the single-engine plane stalled because of inadequate air speed.