Pilot is injured trying to land in Balto. County field

June 22, 1998|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

The pilot of an Army single-engine airplane was injured yesterday when the craft flipped over during an emergency landing in a farmer's field in North Point, eastern Baltimore County, a state official said.

John Surrick, spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources, said Stephen McNamara, 53, of Damascus, Montgomery County, apparently ran out of gas about 6 p.m. while flying to Annapolis. Surrick was trying to land the Cessna 152 on a state-owned farm off the 8900 block of North Point Road when it flipped over.

Surrick could not say where the plane took off from.

A county Fire Department spokesman said the pilot, who was alone, had tried to reach Essex Skypark off Interstate 95.

County police said a motorist driving by the field saw the plane and called police. Police notified the county Fire Department. There was no explosion or fire.

McNamara was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was in stable condition, said a nursing supervisor.

Pub Date: 6/22/98

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