Monroe, Airplane Crash Authorities Probe Last Week’s Small Plane Crash In Michigan – CBS Detroit

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a small plane crash that occurred last week involving a pilot and a student in southeastern Michigan.

There were no injuries in Thursday’s crash at Monroe Custer Airport.

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Monroe police say the pilot had indicated a power failure as the small fixed-wing plane was going to land, which caused the crash at the northern end of the runway.

The plane’s propeller and one of the wings were damaged.

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Monroe fire Chief Rob Wight says an initial investigation shows the pilot and student were flying for a training flight and the instructor had to take over.

The plane is owned and operated by Custer Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

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