MONROE (WWJ) – Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are looking into what caused a plane to crash at Custer Airport in Monroe.

(Photo: Monroe Police Department)

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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.

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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.

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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.