Plane crash in northern Mich.; 3 suffer minor injuries

Associated Press

Houghton Lake, Mich. — Authorities are investigating a small plane crash that injured three people in northern Michigan. reports Sunday that state police determined a single-engine Piper struck a fence at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport in Houghton Lake Saturday morning.

Police say the 66-year-old pilot told investigators that the plane was caught by a downdraft when he began his approach. The plane skidded on its nose and came to a stop about 100 yards from the fence.

The pilot, another man and a juvenile male suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene of the crash. A juvenile female was not hurt.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified about the crash southeast of Traverse City.