Plane crash in Monroe County injures 2 after nose dive
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:25:02 GMT —
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane crash that was caught on tape by the co-pilot.
Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, sheriff officers were dispatched to Saum Road, west of Strasburg Road, in Ida Township. According to those officials, a single engine experimental plane crashed on approach to a private airport on that road. The pilot, 84-year-old Wilbert Matthes from Ida, Michigan and his co-pilot and grandson, 20-year-old Ian Zawacki of Monroe, reported to officials that, as they attempted to land, the landing gear of the plane caught a power line. This then caused the plane to nose dive into a field.
Both men received minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Authorities also say that the power line was tangled in the wreckage and is currently causing some power outages in that area. The crash remains under investigation.