Pilot, bystander hurt after plane crashes in Detroit street

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DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a small plane crash-landed in a Detroit residential street, injuring the pilot and a bystander who was electrocuted by a power line that the aircraft brought down.

Police say early reports suggested the plane had to land Monday night because it was running out of fuel.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the pilot reported engine failure. Molinaro says Tuesday he expects it will take a few weeks to investigate the crash.

Detroit police spokeswoman Nicole Kirkwood tells the Detroit Free Press that the woman on the ground who was electrocuted was in serious condition.

The Detroit News, citing city spokesman John Roach, reports the plane had been trailing a banner over crowds gathered for an annual fireworks display over the Detroit River.

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