Police: 2 dead, 1 hurt in small plane crash in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a small plane crash in a Detroit neighborhood that killed the pilot and one of his two passengers.
Air safety investigator Andrew Todd Fox said Monday that no conclusive cause has been determined for the crash.
Fox said the single-engine Cessna fueled up Sunday afternoon in West Memphis, Arkansas. The plane was cleared to land Sunday night at a small municipal airport on Detroit’s eastside when the pilot reported one landing gear was not extended.
Fox said the pilot was circling back to the airport when he told the control tower he was either “low on fuel or out of fuel.”
The plane struck trees and a power line as it crashed and caught fire. Video shows a 17-year-old boy stumbling from the burning wreckage. Fox said the teen was in critical condition at a hospital.
The names of the victims were not immediately released.