Small plane crashes after taking off from northern Michigan airport; pilot, 3 others hurt


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MANISTEE TOWNSHIP, Michigan — A pilot, instructor pilot and two passengers have been injured after a small plane crashed during takeoff from a northern Michigan airport.

The Manistee County sheriff's office tells television station WPBN-WTOM ( ) that the plane's nose gear did not clear a surrounding fence Tuesday afternoon at Manistee Blacker Airport in Manistee Township.

The plane hit some trees after sliding into a wooded area. The crash is under investigation.

The 37-year-old pilot, a 25-year-old instructor pilot, 54-year-old passenger and 27-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries.

Information from: WPBN-TV,

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