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Ida Township Plane Crash

Two people are recovering after their small plane crashed in Ida Township Sunday evening.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department said the plane was about to land at a private airport on Saum Road around 8:30 p.m., when its landing gear caught a power line, causing the plane to nose dive into a corn field.

The pilot, 84-year-old Wilbert Matthes from Ida Township, and his grandson, 20-year-old Ian Zawacki from Monroe, suffered minor injuries.

They were both taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The aircraft was an experimental plane called a KitFox Series 7, which is similar in size to a Cessna 150, according to the Sheriff's Department.

There are some power outages in the area as a result of the crash.

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Added: Aug-13-2012 Occurred On: Aug-13-2012
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Tags: Ida, Township, Plane, Crash
Location: Michigan, United States (load item map)
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