No survivors in commuter plane crash near DetroitJanuary 9, 1997
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IDA, Michigan (CNN) -- Officials said 29 people were killed Thursday afternoon when a commuter plane crashed in a snowy field near Ida, Michigan.
"It does not look good for survivors," Monroe County Undersheriff Gerald Johnson said. "The plane went down very hard."
The duty officer at the office of the Federal Aviation Administration in Chicago confirmed to CNN that a passenger plane did crash near Ida, but he said few details were available.
Television station WDIV in Detroit reported that the plane, ComAir Flight 3272, an Embraer 120, was en route to Detroit from Cincinnati. The airline is affiliated with Delta Air Lines. Aboard were 25 passengers, two pilots and three flight attendants.
Footage shot from WDIV's helicopter showed smoking wreckage in hilly, rural terrain covered with snow 25 miles southwest of Detroit.
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