Friday, April 13, 2012

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP: Airplane crash at Ann Arbor Municipal Airport sends one to University of Michigan Hospital

A small plane crashed at Ann Arbor Municipal Airport this morning, sending one man to the hospital.

The two-seater plane crashed into a grassy area at the northwest end of the runway at 11:41 a.m. today. The pilot, who remained conscious during the rescue, was the only one in the plane at the time of the crash. He was extracted from the cockpit using hydraulic rescue tools and saws to remove damage from around the pilot.

No fire was present after the crash. Pittsfield Township fire department officials controlled flammable vapors using a hose line.

Police were releasing few details on the crash at the scene earlier this afternoon, which was surrounded by yellow police tape.

At least six police cars from the Pittsfield Township Police Department were on the runway assisting.

The man was taken to the University of Michigan Hospital via ambulance.

The airport, located at 801 Airport Dr., was closed to all other traffic during the crash investigation while officals waited for Federal Aviation Administration.

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