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Video shows man crawling out of burning plane in Michigan

Posted: 8:12 AM, Jun 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-25 12:12:18Z
VIDEO: Man crawls out of burning plane

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say two people have died and a third was injured when a small plane crashed in Detroit while heading to the city's municipal airport. 

Detroit police Capt. Mark Thornton told reporters the single-engine plane en route to Coleman A. Young International Airport apparently struck a power line and tree Sunday night. He says it burned in a vacant lot. Thornton says "courageous citizens" rescued the survivor.

 

Thornton says a man and a woman died while the survivor was in critical condition. No one on the ground was injured.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says preliminary information indicates the pilot reported a landing gear problem and low fuel to air traffic controllers shortly before the crash. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.