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Published: Monday, 10/4/2004

Man, girl hurt in crash of ultralight aircraft

BLISSFIELD, Mich. - Two people were hurt Saturday when their ultralight aircraft crashed into a cornfield.

The pilot, a 50-year-old man, and passenger, an 8-year-old girl, were flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Michigan State Police refused to identify them.

Trooper Dan Thomas said the plane crashed into a field off Blissfield Highway north of Rouget Road about 6:30 p.m. The crash was suspected to be a result of mechanical failure, Trooper Thomas said.

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