Small Plane Crashes in Caroline County - Southern Maryland Headline News

Small Plane Crashes in Caroline County

RIDGELY, Md. (April 4, 2011) — Maryland State Police and federal authorities are on the scene of a small plane crash at a Caroline County airport that injured three people on board.

The three injured persons have not been positively identified at this time. All three victims were flown by medevac helicopters from the scene. Two Delaware State Police helicopters flew two victims and a Maryland State Police helicopter flew one. Two victims were taken to Christiana Hospital in Delaware and one went to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

The crash of the small Piper airplane occurred shortly after 6:00 p.m. today at the Ridgely Airport on Race Track Road, in Ridgely, Md. Witnesses reported the plane appeared to be coming in for a landing when it crashed in a field on airport property, just short of the runway.

A passerby reportedly pulled one victim from the aircraft. Responding fire department personnel rescued the other two and coordinated the helicopter responses.

A Federal Aviation Administration investigator is on the scene and will be investigating the cause of the crash.

Source: MSP HQ

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