Plane Crashes Into Home In Maryland

By: CBS NEWS (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: CBS NEWS (Posted by Josh Mabry)

MARYLAND CITY, Md. (CBS NEWS)-- A small airplane crashed into a mobile-home park between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Thursday morning, CBS affiliate WUSA-TV in Washington reports.

Authorities told WUSA-TV that the pilot, a 70-year-old man, was transported from the scene to the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Medical center spokeswoman Karen Lancaster confirmed to CBSNews.com that the pilot was in critical condition. Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department told CBSNews.com that the pilot was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The plane hit two mobile homes in a mobile-home park in Maryland City, Md., around 10:15 a.m., a spokesperson for Anne Arundel County's fire department told WUSA-TV.

Witnesses told WUSA-TV they heard sputtering in the sky and thought something was wrong. Some came outside to look and heard a boom.

When the plane crashed, witnesses saw the pilot on the ground, bleeding, WUSA-TV reports.

Anne Arundel County police told WUSA-TV that the pilot was conscious and alert when he was transported, adding that there were no injuries on the ground.

Firefighters were on scene by the time a news helicopter arrived over the mobile home. The plane appeared to be nearly cut in half on the side of the home.

The helicopter footage also appeared to show a broken-off wing sent into a mobile home across the street and possible landing gear sent into a third home.
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