A 46-year-old Waterford Township man was hospitalized Tuesday, July 19 after his single-engine aircraft crashed into a vacant lot near Williams Lake in Waterford.
According to a Waterford Police Department report, police and fire personnel responded around 7 p.m. to the crash site near Ideal Terrace off Williams Lake Road. Police report it appeared the plane was attempting to land on Williams Lake and may have struck some tree tops, causing it to crash.
The experienced pilot was awake, alert, and talking at the scene, but was considered to be in critical condition until medical personnel could determine the extent of his injuries.
The crash scene is being held for further investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, according to Waterford police.