2 survive crash of seaplane into Detroit-area front yard

September 2, 2019 GMT

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a pilot and passenger survived the crash of a seaplane into the front yard of a southeastern Michigan home.

The plane was destroyed when it caught fire after the crash Monday afternoon in Oakland County’s Independence Township, northwest of Detroit. The Oakland County sheriff’s office says the plane didn’t hit any buildings and no one on the ground was hurt.

The sheriff’s office says the two people on the plane suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital as a precaution.

No information on the cause of the crash was immediately released. The sheriff’s office says the Federal Aviation Administration was notified about the crash.