Small plane crash in Southeast Michigan kills three

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 7:13 PM

DETROIT (Reuters) - A single-engine airplane crashed on Tuesday in southeastern Michigan, killing all three people aboard, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The Piper Malibu went down near Custer Airport just outside Monroe, a city on Lake Erie between Detroit and Toledo, Ohio, to the south.

The plane's destination or point of departure were not immediately known, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

FAA records showed the single-prop aircraft was manufactured in 2006 and registered to Triple F Aviation LLC of Monroe.

(Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Steve Gorman)