Two people killed in Detroit plane crash

Two people died in a small plane crash near City Airport on Detroit's east side.A 17-year-old is currently in ...

Posted: Jun 26, 2018 5:27 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2018 5:27 PM

Two people died in a small plane crash near City Airport on Detroit's east side.

A 17-year-old is currently in critical condition as a result of the crash.

We're told the plane was coming from Arkansas and left around 3:43 p.m. and was expected to arrive at Detroit City Airport at 7:57 p.m.

The plane circled the runway attempting to land in the grass, and city tower lost contact with them.

The first 911 calls came in at 8:02 p.m. about the crash.

An FAA spokesperson said that the pilot of the Cessna 210 reported a landing gear problem and low fuel before the crash. Currently, both the FAA and the NTSB are investigating the crash.

The plane was fully engulfed in flames by the time crews arrived.

Cordell Owens is credited for saving the 17-year-old from the wreckage.

"The plane crashed and we start running towards it and it was a small plane and the flames were out of control, it started burning and the gentleman in the plane started hollering and screaming, and that was when I went to work," he said.

Police say it was because of Owens that the survivor was able to make it out of the burning plane.

"I feel real good about it," Owens said. "I don't feel like a hero, but it is something that I had to do."

Investigators are still on the scene of the crash as of Monday morning.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 117617

Reported Deaths: 3302
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds8011179
DeSoto721079
Harrison539884
Jackson469387
Rankin401686
Madison384394
Lee364082
Forrest309478
Jones296184
Washington260399
Lafayette253143
Lauderdale2499135
Lamar229138
Oktibbeha203755
Bolivar202877
Neshoba1861111
Lowndes181262
Panola170640
Leflore169188
Sunflower164049
Warren156056
Monroe153073
Pontotoc149020
Marshall147330
Lincoln142959
Pike140456
Copiah138736
Scott126229
Coahoma125537
Yazoo122734
Grenada122639
Simpson122349
Union119725
Tate119339
Itawamba115926
Leake115842
Pearl River115060
Holmes114960
Adams109344
Prentiss108320
Wayne102722
Alcorn102112
George101419
Covington98529
Marion95443
Tippah93123
Newton86827
Chickasaw86226
Hancock85928
Tallahatchie84626
Winston84621
Tishomingo82241
Attala80526
Clarke76353
Clay70522
Jasper69217
Walthall64127
Calhoun62713
Noxubee60117
Smith59816
Yalobusha55614
Montgomery55423
Claiborne53916
Tunica53617
Lawrence53414
Perry51223
Carroll49712
Stone48614
Greene47918
Humphreys44916
Amite42713
Quitman4216
Jefferson Davis41711
Webster37813
Benton3608
Wilkinson33820
Kemper32715
Sharkey28715
Jefferson27710
Franklin2483
Choctaw2086
Issaquena1074
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 160380

Reported Deaths: 2713
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson23573377
Mobile16994316
Tuscaloosa10462140
Montgomery10352198
Madison942298
Shelby750465
Baldwin671269
Lee657165
Calhoun464761
Marshall442651
Etowah434151
Morgan422335
Houston419334
DeKalb349228
Elmore324653
St. Clair304042
Limestone293631
Walker283793
Talladega271437
Cullman255725
Lauderdale233842
Jackson219417
Autauga208231
Franklin206432
Colbert206032
Blount197225
Russell19603
Chilton190432
Dallas188127
Coffee180711
Dale178952
Covington175929
Escambia174931
Chambers136847
Clarke136617
Pike134514
Tallapoosa133987
Marion110331
Barbour10429
Marengo102622
Butler101241
Winston94013
Geneva9217
Lawrence86933
Pickens86918
Bibb85015
Randolph83516
Hale77730
Cherokee75614
Clay75312
Washington75112
Henry7236
Lowndes71628
Monroe65510
Bullock65017
Crenshaw60930
Perry5956
Fayette58913
Cleburne5739
Wilcox57012
Conecuh56513
Macon53920
Lamar5085
Sumter47421
Choctaw39312
Greene34616
Coosa2093
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Overcast
75° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 75°
Columbus
Overcast
73° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 73°
Oxford
Overcast
72° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 72°
Starkville
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 70°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather