By Jon King
There were no reported injuries following an emergency landing of an aircraft Saturday morning at the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport near Tooley Road and M-59.
Deputies from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an aircraft emergency at 10:44 a.m. The pilot, a 39-year-old male from Brighton; and his passenger, a 36-year-old female from Perry reported the plane lost power while flying a normal pattern. The pilot was able to land the plane on a grassy area of the airport property.
The plane crashed through markers for the runway causing a wing, piece of landing gear and hood of the aircraft to become separated from it. The pilot and passenger were able to exit the plane on their own. Neither of them reported any injuries.
The Howell Fire Department and Livingston County EMS assisted on scene.
The scene was turned over to a representative from the Federal Aviation Administration.