Woman hurt after small plane crashes in Detroit neighborhood

Posted at 9:21 PM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 17:23:25-04

A woman is recovering at the hospital after she was injured when a small plane crash landed in a Detroit neighborhood late Monday night.

Theresa Surles, 38, was getting out of her car when she was hit by a live wire that was downed in the crash. Family tells us she is expected to be OK and could be released from the hospital soon. 

The plane, a small Cesna type, went down near Shoemaker and Cooper. Police say the plane ran out of gas. 

We're told the 18-year-old pilot was alone in the plane and was not injured.  

The plane is registered to Drake Aerial Enterprises LLC out of Genoa, Ohio. Sources are telling 7 Action News the plane was towing a banner over Monday night's fireworks on the Detroit River. 

The plane is now at Coleman A. Young International Airport. 

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