Corporate jet slides off runway, catches fire at Livingston County Airport

(PHOTO / Brent Earl)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. – A corporate jet slid off a runway Monday at Livingston County Airport causing the plane to catch fire, according to Crosswinds Aviation.

Livingston County sheriff's officials say the accident happened Monday at the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport near Howell. 

City officials say the pilot was the only person on board the aircraft and was taken to the hospital.

The wings detached from the plane and continued sliding, catching fire.

It's not clear what caused the aircraft to lose control or catch fire. Officials say the accident is being investigated.

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