On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 at approximately 2:26 pm Sanilac Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a plane had just crashed in a farm field.
Emergency personnel from the Carsonville Fire Department, Sanilac EMS and Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and found that a 69-year-old male subject and a 64-year-old female subject both of Harrison Township made it out of the plane and were walking around.
According to Deputy Chad Adams, the initial investigation revealed that the male pilot and passenger had just left the Sandusky airport when they started experiencing mechanical problems. The pilot stated that he attempted to make it back to the Sandusky Airport however then decided on attempting an emergency landing on Ruth Road. Due to traffic conditions on Ruth Road he had to cancel and veer off into a field. He then lost control due to the mechanical problem thus crashing upside down in the farm field southeast of the intersection of Ruth and Custer Roads.
The pilot and passenger, who were both conscious and alert, were transported by Sanilac EMS to McKenzie Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries.
The plane is described as red and white, two seat, single engine assembled air craft.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Carsonville Fire Department, Sanilac EMS and the Sandusky Airport.
The names of the individuals are being withheld pending the ongoing investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.