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4 killed after small plane crashes at Oakland Co. airport

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A ground view of the crash scene. A ground view of the crash scene.
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -

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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