Man flown to hospital after sports aircraft crash lands

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

We're learning more about the Ultralight plane crash that sent an Elkhart man to the hospital Friday.

The experimental sports craft went down in the afternoon, right on Covert Township Beach.

Our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium say the pilot suffered a broken leg, and was flown to a Kalamazoo hospital in serious condition.

The passenger of the plane sustained minor injuries.

Covert police say there were 30 to 40 people on the beach at the time, and the plane narrowly missed hitting a woman on a blanket nearby.

The plane had taken off from Cassopolis.

The investigation continues into what may have caused the crash.

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