NTSB details what caused plane crash in Thunder over Michigan

Van Buren Township Two pilots flying Sunday at the Ypsilanti Air Show were circling for a second takeoff when they experienced “difficulty” with the plane’s engine and ejected before crashing in the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator said. Monday.

“The airplane went one way down the runway. … There was going to be a total of three passes, culminating in the landing. They were going around for the second pass when they experienced difficulty,” NTSB senior air safety investigator John said. Brannen.

After the plane hit the ground, it traveled about 500 feet through trees and landed near Waverly at Lake Apartments in Van Buren Township.

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