The pilot and passenger of a small single-engine aircraft that crashed into trees and backyard garages in Detroit’s eastside were able walk away.
The crash occurred around 8:30 pm on Wednesday. Detroit Police chief James White confirmed that the passenger compartment collapsed.
White continued, “He came straight in over the tree over the garage.” “Hit the branch. The garage was damaged by branches. “He clips the garage while he is going down, and the plane actually wedged in between the gate and garage.”
White said, “We do not know what caused him lose control yet or if there was an engine problem.” He’s walking and standing up. “His passenger is walking.”
The names of the victims were not revealed.
White stated that no one was injured on the ground and residents of the house closest to the crash site “are fine but shaken-up.”
The plane crashed near a park and a school.
James Harris, Detroit Fire Chief said: “It could’ve been worse.”
Nicholas Pulliam saw the plane land on his porch.
Pulliam told The Detroit News that the object was very slow in its movement. “We ran into the backyard, and everyone was just trying their best to make sure that everybody was okay.”
According to WJBK TV, the plane had taken off a few hours earlier from Oakland County north of Detroit.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are expected to investigate what caused the crash landing.