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Plane crashes in Brighton, injuring pilot

A pilot was injured when his plane crashed in Brighton Saturday morning.

The Brighton City Police Department says officers along with Michigan State Police, Livingston County Sherrif’s Office, and firefighters from the Brighton Area Fire Authority responded at approximately 8:20 a.m. to a report of a single airplane crash near Advance Street in the City of Brighton.

“Upon arrival, first responders made their way to a small body of water at the end of Advance St.,” said a press release. “Once the airplane was located, a lone male pilot and only occupant was sitting on the top of his small aircraft.  The pilot was traveling to Tennessee out of Pontiac when he lost his engine. The pilot was then forced to make an emergency landing.”

Police say the pilot sustained minor injuries and was transported to U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor for further evaluation.  There were no injuries to anyone on the ground and there was no property damaged on the ground during the incident, which is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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