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Two dead after small plane crashes on Detroit's east side

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Russ Nelson
The single-engine plane crashed onto a vacant lot in a neighborhood on Detroit’s east side. It’s about a mile from the Coleman A. Young International Airport in Detroit. ";s:

Two people died and one person was injured when a small plane crashed in a neighborhood on Detroit's east side Sunday.

The 17-year-old survivor is in critical condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

The plane was on fire when a resident broke a window with an ax and pulled him out.

Authorities say the single-engine plane apparently hit a power line and a tree before crashing into a vacant lot about a mile from the Coleman A. Young International Airport.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot reported landing gear problems and low fuel shortly before the crash.

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