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Flight instructor dead, student injured in Bridgewater Township small plane crash

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Jun 10, 2024

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — One person has died and another has been life-flighted to the hospital after a plane crash in Bridgewater Township, south of Ann Arbor.

Michigan State Police say a 46-year-old flight instructor from Dearborn was killed in the crash. A 22-year-old University of Michigan student from North Carolina who was taking a lesson at the time of the crash was injured. He is being treated at the U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor. Their names have not yet been released.

Michigan State Police, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the small plane crash in rural Washtenaw County.

MSP says the single-engine plane crashed around 1:10 p.m. Monday south of US-12 and west of Lima Center Road in Bridgewater Township.

Information from online flight trackers shows the plane, a Piper PA-28 registered to Silvered Wings LLC out of Howell, took off from Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

Police are calling the location of the crash an active scene and ask the public to stay away from the area.