Michigan plane crash: Chicago couple, teen niece, dog survive after engine loses power in Ray Township, north of Detroit

Michigan plane crash: Chicago couple, teen niece, dog survive after engine loses power in Ray Township, north of Detroit

RAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (TOC) — A Chicago couple and their teenage niece have been injured after the small aircraft they have been in crashed in southeastern Michigan.

The 44-year-old pilot reported that the aircraft misplaced energy to the engine after its touchdown gear lifted, the Macomb County sheriff’s workplace mentioned Monday in a launch.

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He initiated an emergency crash touchdown shortly after taking off about 3 p.m. Sunday from Ray Neighborhood Airport in Ray Township, north of Detroit. The aircraft reached a top of about 100 toes (30 meters) earlier than crashing close to the runway, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

The pilot, his 37-year-old spouse and their 17-year-old niece suffered lacerations, damaged bones and burns and have been taken to a hospital. The sheriff’s division recognized the three as Ronny Kamal, his spouse Chirine Njeim and their niece Siena Kamal. Njeim is an Olympic Alpine skier and marathoner who competes for Lebanon.

All three suffered burns, cuts and damaged bones. The couple’s canine, Charlie, was seen operating away from the crash and was discovered Monday morning.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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