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Plane slides off runway in Kalamazoo

Posted: 5:32 PM, Nov 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-01 20:51:30-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A plane slid off the runway at the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International airport Friday afternoon after mechanical issues started just after takeoff.

The incident happened just after 4:30 p.m. Friday. The pilot was the only one on the single-engine plane and was able to set it down in the grassy area near the runway. The  41 year-old Battle Creek man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and the FAA is investigating the crash.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety encourages anyone with information to call 269-337-8120 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.