2 men hospitalized after small plane crash in Berrien County

Posted at 7:01 PM, Jun 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-17 19:01:19-04

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. — Police say two people were hospitalized with serious injuries following a crash Friday evening.

It happened around 7:20 p.m. at the Watervliet Municipal Airport in the 8500 block of Airport Drive in Watervliet Township.

According to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, the small plane was preparing to take off and did not gain enough altitude and crashed into a wooded area near the runway.

A 27-year-old Fruitport man and a 36-year-old man from Winter Haven, Florida, were reportedly able to get themselves out before being taken to the hospital.