Reports: 2 dead in small plane crash in Detroit

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DETROIT (WOOD) — Two people were killed and a third hospitalized after a small plane crashed in Detroit Sunday, area news outlets report.

The single-engine aircraft crashed in a vacant lot in a residential neighborhood near Hamtramck.

Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV reports a good Samaritan who heard the crash and found the burning plane was able to pull one person out; that person was hospitalized.

The names of the three people in the plane were not immediately released.

The plane started its journey in Texas and stopped in Arkansas before heading toward Detroit, bound for Coleman A. Young International Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration told WDIV that the pilot said over the radio before the crash that the plane was low on fuel and there were problems with the landing gear.

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