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11:14 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Small plane crashes near Brighton Airport; 1 killed

Several media outlets are reporting the crash of a small plane near Brighton Airport in Livingston County. 

From The Detroit Free Press:

Michigan State Police Lt. Dan Davis in Lansing said the accident happened at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday as the plane was taking off. It landed in a nearby field, where helicopters were sent to evacuate the two people inside. The pilot, a man in his 70’s, was taken to U-M Medical Center, where he is being treated for extensive injuries. The passenger, a woman whose age is not known, died. Names have not been released pending notification of families.