BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES – September 1st, 2012 – CBS 62 in Detroit is reporting that a Costa Rican woman is dead and her pilot seriously injured after their plane crashed this morning near Brighton, Michigan.
A local fire chief, Michael O’Brian, said that the crash took place in a very swampy area on the edge of Woodland Lake near interstate 96 and and Grand River.
The fire chief reported that trees had to be cut to gain access and that the Costa Rican woman and pilot had to be cut from the aircraft.
Reports are that the plane crashed shortly after takeoff.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirms that the plane was a single engine Aeronca. The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified and will lead the investigation into the cause.