- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

HOUGHTON LAKE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a small plane crash that injured three people in northern Michigan.

MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/299r0pg ) Sunday that state police determined a single-engine Piper struck a fence at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport in Houghton Lake Saturday morning.

Police say the 66-year-old pilot told investigators that the plane was caught by a downdraft when he began his approach. The plane skidded on its nose and came to a stop about 100 yards from the fence.

The pilot, another man and a juvenile male suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene of the crash. A juvenile female was not hurt.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified about the crash southeast of Traverse City.

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Information from: The Bay City Times, http://www.mlive.com/bay-city

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