‘Difficulty’ occurs as pilots circle for another pass at Thunder show: NTSB

Van Buren Township ― Two pilots flying at the Ypsilanti Air Show on Sunday were circling for a second pass when their plane experienced engine trouble and crashed into the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator said. Monday.

“The airplane went one way down the runway. … There were going to be three passes in total, culminating in the landing. They were going around for the second pass when they experienced difficulty,” said John, NTSB senior flight safety investigator. Brannen.

After the plane hit the ground, it traveled about 500 feet through trees and landed near Waverly at Lake Apartments in Van Buren Township.

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