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No injuries in Marshall plane crash

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 17:49:45-04

MARSHALL, Mich. — The pilot of a plane launched from Marshall, who was the sole occupant of the plane, was left uninjured in a crash landing in the area of Turkeyville Campground.

Sunday afternoon, deputies with the Calhoun County Office of the Sheriff were dispatched to the area 18935 15 ½ Mile road, Convis Township, for a plane crash.

Upon arrival, deputies located a single engine experimental aircraft, which had crashed into a cornfield west of the campground.

Contact was made with the pilot, a 26-year-old male native of Nashville, MI, who advised that he had taken off from the cornfield, and after airborne, he experienced engine failure.

The planes altitude was determined too low to restart the engine, so the pilot crash landed the plane into the cornfield.

The pilot was not injured during the crash and was the sole occupant of the aircraft.

Deputies were assisted by the Marshall Township Fire Department.

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted and will be investigating the crash.