Small plane crashes in Branch County

Southwest Michigan
A photo of a small airplane crash in Branch County on Feb. 22, 2020. (Courtesy of the Branch County Sheriff's Office)

A photo of a small airplane crash in Branch County on Feb. 22, 2020. (Courtesy of the Branch County Sheriff’s Office)

COLDWATER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A single-engine aircraft carrying three people crashed in Branch County.

It happened around 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Branch County Memorial Airport in Coldwater Township.

Deputies say the single-engine Rockwell Commander 114 plane was taking off with three adults on board when it had a power failure before dropping immediately.

It slammed into the ground and slid about 250 yards before coming to a stop.

No one was seriously hurt.

The Federal Aviation Agency is now investigating the crash, which is standard protocol.

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