2 Killed In Small Plane Crash At Livingston County Airport

WWJ News
August 20, 2019 - 12:48 pm

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HOWELL (WWJ) - Police say two people were killed when a small plane crashed at the Livingston County Airport in Howell. 

The single-engine, four-passenger Aero Commander was attempting to land around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when it crashed at the airport, off I-96 and M-59. 

The Sheriff's Office says two people were on the plane, neither of whom survived. 

Other details are very limited at this time; police say it's not clear where the plane was coming from, how long it was in flight or where it was headed. 

Reporting live from the scene, WWJ's Tom Jordan said the plane was upside down in a grassy field adjacent to the runway. 

Linda Kay was working inside the 7-Eleven nearby when the plane crashed. She called the situation "terrifying."

"It's a smaller type plane, probably only a couple of people could fit in there," she said. "I can't tell if it skidded; all we know is when we came out, it was laying upside down."

The victims' identities have not been released. Other circumstances weren't immediately clear. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. 

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