DETROIT – Two people were killed Sunday night when a small plane crashed on Detroit's east side.
On board the Cessna 210 single-engine propeller aircraft were three people, including the pilot. One of them escaped the fiery crash.
The plane crashed at about 20 o'clock. Sunday near the intersection of Milton and Eldon Avenues, west of Van Dyke Avenue. The neighborhood is just south of Forest Lawn Cemetery and west of Coleman A. Young International Airport, also known as Detroit City Airport.
Texas family plane aboard
A 54-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman were killed. Neighbors helped the couple's 1
The plane left an airport in Arkansas just before 4:00 pm. It crashed around 8pm. He hit a tree, hit power lines and burst into flames before he toppled over and fell on his head.
No one on the ground was injured.
Neighbors rush to the rescue
People living in the neighborhood rush to rescue the family from the burning accident. They fumbled around doors and windows to free people from the rubble.
Cordelle Owens helped save the teenager. He said he was sorry that he could not save all three.
"It was awful, it was all burning fire and everything, and they told me to go because the plane could blow, but I could not because I had to get that guy out, I feel bad because I could not. "Do not save the other two," he said.
The teenager was taken to Detroit Hospital in critical condition.
How did that happen?
The pilot told the air traffic control tower that he had problems with the landing gear. The plane also had little fuel.
The plane circled Detroit City Airport as the pilot searched for a grassy landing pad.
The National Traffic Safety Office (NTSB) is investigating. It may take a year for them to complete their scientific report.
However, the NTSB's preliminary crash report is expected in about a week.
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