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Video: Small plane crashes after clipping power line

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A still image from the cockpit just before the plane's landing gear caught the power line. A still image from the cockpit just before the plane's landing gear caught the power line.
IDA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -

Authorities say a small plane clipped a power line and crashed into a corn field while attempting to land in southeastern Michigan, injuring the two men on board.

Sunday night's crash happened in Monroe County Ida Township, about 40 miles southwest of Detroit. The co-pilot recorded video of the attempted landing that was released by the sheriff's department. Click the video player to watch the crash. WARNING: Graphic language.

The sheriff's department says the single-engine plane was piloted by 84-year-old Wilbert Matthes of Ida and his co-pilot was his 20-year-old grandson Ian Zawacki of Monroe. They were attempting to land at a small airport when a landing gear caught the power line north of the landing strip.

The men were taken to a hospital as a precaution. Injuries were described as minor. Some power outages were reported due to the crash.

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