Small plane crashes and flips at St. Clair County airport but 4 on board OK

MARINE CITY, Michigan — Authorities say a pilot and his three children have avoided injury in the crash of a small plane at a St. Clair County airport.

The sheriff’s office says the 59-year-old pilot told investigators that he was landing his Cessna 172 when a wind gust flipped it Friday at Marine City Airport.

The pilot and the children — ages 18, 12 and 10 — got out of the plane unharmed. The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and will investigate.

The airport is south of Port Huron.