The Federal Aviation Administration says a small plane has crashed at Oakland County International Airport, northwest of Detroit.
Airport spokesman Dave VanderVeen says the Cessna 172 went down about 1:40 p.m. Friday at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township.
Three people on board were killed instantly, while the fourth died later at a hospital.
VanderVeen says three of the victims were male and one was female. VanderVeen says the pilot took off from a runway and reached an altitude of about 100 feet before requesting permission to return. The plane crashed in a field.
Officials were forced to close the airport to respond to the crash.
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