No injuries in small plane crash at Hastings Airport

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Authorities on the scene of a small plane crash at the Hastings Airport on June 30, 2021.

RUTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — No injuries were reported when a small plane crashed at the Hastings Airport Wednesday, authorities said.

It happened around 6 p.m. at the airport off W. State Road in Rutland Township, west of the city of Hastings.

State police said a student pilot was flying a light plane with an instructor when the engine had trouble during takeoff. They then returned to the airport, where the plane ran off the runway and flipped upside down upon landing.

The pilot, a 69-year-old man of Minich, and the flight instructor, a 61-year-old man of Caledonia, weren’t hurt.

The Michigan State Police said its initial investigation of the incent has closed and has been sent to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Authorities on the scene of a small plane crash at the Hastings Airport on June 30, 2021.

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