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Police: 2 dead and 1 injured in plane crash in Detroit



Authorities say two people were killed and a third was injured when a small plane crashed in Detroit as it was heading to the city's municipal airport.

Detroit Police Capt. Mark Thornton told reporters – Motor plane en route to Coleman A. Young International Airport apparently hit a power line and a tree late Sunday night. He says he burned himself in a vacant lot. Thornton says that "brave citizens" rescued the survivor.

Thornton says that a man and a woman died. The survivor is in critical condition.

No one else was injured.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says preliminary information indicates that the pilot reported a problem with the landing gear and little fuel shortly before the accident. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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