The LeRoy Airport runway was shut down temporarily Sunday afternoon as emergency crews responded to a small plane crash.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office said a family of four suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Airport owner Raymond Detor said it happened around 3:15 p.m.

A single-engine plane was taking off from the airport when it crashed during takeoff. The aircraft stayed on airport property and landed within a few yards from a mobile home park on the western side of the runway. 

The pilot John Yates, 48, of Canandaigua, and three other passengers made it out of the plane on their own. 

"I was sitting in my living room watching the Buffalo Bills game and I heard a bang," said Donald Showler, of LeRoy. "I thought maybe it was my porch and I saw an airplane out here in the airport, [with] the motor about 40 feet in front of it, and people starting to get out of the plane."

The cause of the crash is still unknown, but the Federal Aviation Administration is said to begin an investigation sometime this week.

The airport owner said the last time a plane crashed in the area was about 10 years ago. The airport has since reopened while the investigation continues.