MONROE (WWJ) – Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are looking into what caused a plane to crash at Custer Airport in Monroe.
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A witnessed called 911 at around 12:45 p.m. Thursday to report he’d heard what sounded like a plane crash at Custer Airport. Monroe police, who responded to the scene along with Monroe Fire, said they confirmed that the caller was correct.READ MORE: AAA: Michigan's Average Gas Price Continues To Rise, 1 Cent Below National
The pilot told authorities that the small, fixed wing aircraft had a power failure as it was landing and crashed on the runway, at around 12:45 p.m. Thursday.
There was some damage to the plane, but police said the pilot and a student passenger — the only two people on board — were not hurt.MORE NEWS: Ethan Crumbley To Remain In Oakland County Jail, Judge Orders
A preliminary investigation revealed that the aircraft is owned and operated by Custer Airport. The FAA was contacted, and an investigation is ongoing. No further details were released.