GILFORD TOWNSHIP (AP) – Authorities say the 58-year-old pilot of an ultralight plane escaped with a leg injury after the aircraft lost power and went down in a Tuscola County farm field.
The Saginaw News reports Robert Parsell of Caro apparently wasn’t sure if he could get the plane over power lines in Gilford Township on Friday, so he went under them.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Pistons’ Rob Murphy on Helping His Hometown
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