3 dead after plane crashes into Michigan house

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Five people inside the two-story house in Lyon Township were able to avoid injury

A plane crashed into a house Saturday in southeastern Michigan, killing the pilot and two people aboard, authorities said.

Five people inside the two-story house in Lyon Township were able to avoid injury. Fire severely damaged the home, 40 miles northwest of Detroit.

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard confirmed three deaths in the plane, a single-engine Piper PA-24.

The plane was traveling to the New Hudson airport from Cherokee County Regional Airport in Canton, Georgia, The Detroit News reported, citing FlightAware.com.

The plane is owned by Aircom LLC., based in Novi. The company shares an address with Compo Builders Inc., the News reported.

The names of the dead were not immediately released.

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