2 injured in crash of small plane in Howard County

September 26, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two people were injured when a small single-engine airplane crashed yesterday afternoon at Haysfield Airport in Clarksville.

Authorities said the crash occurred about 5 p.m. when the pilot tried to land the Cessna 150 and overshot the runway.

The airfield is in the 4900 block of Sheppard Lane, Howard County police said.

When the plane missed its landing, the pilot tried to bring it back up and struck trees at the west end of the runway, police said.

The two occupants of the plane were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Their names were not available last night, police said, because the families had not been notified.

Information about the extent of their injuries also was not available.

A Federal Aviation Administration official who was at the crash site last night to begin an investigation said the plane apparently was involved in a training session when it crashed.

Pub Date: 9/26/99

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