3 dead after plane hits SE Michigan house

Michigan

LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Three people were killed when a small plane crashed into a southeastern Michigan house Saturday.

It happened before 4 p.m. in a neighborhood near Oakland/Southwest Airport, formerly named New Hudson Airport, in Lyon Township, west of Novi.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said the people killed were the pilot and two passengers in the plane. Their names were not immediately released.

The house caught fire in the crash, but authorities said everyone inside escaped. WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit, reports the family of five is OK but that their cat died in the fire.

The Associated Press reports that the plane, a single-engine Piper PA-24, was inbound to Oakland/Southwest from Canton, Georgia.

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