By John Tunison

KALAMAZOO, MI — A mechanical issue on a small plane led to a crash landing at the Kalamazoo airport the caused a minor injury, police said. 

The pilot, a 41-year-old Battle Creek man, was the plane’s only occupant.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers said rescue crews were called to the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport just after 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 for the incident.

Police said a mechanical issue surfaced on the single-engine aircraft just after takeoff.

The pilot then attempted to land on a runway but ended up landing on a grassy area nearby. Police described it as a crash landing.

The Battle Creek man was taken by ambulance to a hospital for minor injuries.

Police said the exact cause of the crash was not immediately known. Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating the crash landing.

https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2019/11/mechanical-issue-causes-plane-to-crash-land-at-kalamazoo-airport.html