Plane crashes during landing at Livingston County Airport

- Emergency crews are responding Monday afternoon to a crash landing at the Livingston County Airport in Howell.

We're told a plane crashed as it appeared to be landing. We're told only the pilot was onboard and only suffered minor injuries.

We're told the plane, however, broke in half. The Cessna 525C left New York for Livingston County around 11 am Monday.

According to Aviation-Safety.net, the plane landed just before noon and skidded past the end of the runway. Almost 1200 feet later, it came to rest just before Tooley Road. The wings were torn off and fuselage came to rest inverted. 

Livingston County sheriff's officials say the accident happened late Monday morning at the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport near Howell. The pilot was the only person aboard.

Howell Mayor Nick Proctor tells WHMI-FM he was on his way to a meeting when he saw the plane go off the runway and through a fence, which ripped off the wings and caused the fire.

Proctor and others helped the pilot, who is being evaluated at a hospital. Proctor says the pilot had flown from New York.

No other injuries were reported.
 
The Livingston County Airport is located near the Tanger Outlets in Howell, near Grand River Avenue and M-59 Highland Road.

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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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