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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
A small plane landed upside down in a Bowie cornfield on Saturday morning, though none of the plane's four occupants were injured, Maryland State Police said. The single engine Cessna Skyhawk plane was attempting to land at the Freeway Airport in the 3900 block of Church Road in Bowie at about 10 a.m. when it missed the runway and landed about 100 feet away, State Police said. Federal aviation officials are investigating the crash and the State Police said it's not yet clear why the plane missed the runway.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
Three people were injured Monday afternoon - two critically - after a small plane crashed into a wooded area just off of U.S. 50 in Bowie. Two men were evacuated by helicopter to the University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma Unit, according to Prince George's County Assistant Fire Chief Alicia Francis. A third passenger, an adult woman, was in serious condition. She was taken by ambulance to Prince George's Hospital Center. Francis said the accident occurred at 3:40 p.m. after the small, single-engine plane took off from Freeway Airport in Bowie.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2011
A small plane was diverted to Annapolis after it entered restricted airspace in Washington Saturday, according to an air defense spokesman. Two U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopters diverted the civilian aircraft just before noon under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said John Cornelio, a spokesman for NORAD. The plane had gone out of communication in the protected airspace, he said. Cornelio said the pilot would meet with local law enforcement.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
A small plane landed upside down in a Bowie cornfield on Saturday morning, though none of the plane's four occupants were injured, Maryland State Police said. The single engine Cessna Skyhawk plane was attempting to land at the Freeway Airport in the 3900 block of Church Road in Bowie at about 10 a.m. when it missed the runway and landed about 100 feet away, State Police said. Federal aviation officials are investigating the crash and the State Police said it's not yet clear why the plane missed the runway.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
Maryland State Police divers resumed their search for survivors or victims in the small plane crash a half-mile off the shore of Ocean City . Members of the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting in the Monday's off-shore search, said Boatswain's Mate Second Class officer Jeffrey Jonsson of Coast Guard Station Ocean City . "They are searching for a possible downed plane with two persons onboard," Jonsson said. State Police spokesman Sgt. Marc Black said divers went back into the water at 8:50 a.m. "to attempt to make recovery of any victims that may be in that aircraft.
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September 22, 1994
McHENRY -- A McHenry man was in serious condition yesterday at Cumberland's Memorial Hospital after a plane crash in Garrett County.Harry Vitez, 42, was a passenger in a plane that took off from the Garrett County Airport in McHenry at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday. It crashed about 10 minutes later, state police said. Two others in the plane, Larry Rosage, 54, of McHenry and Timothy Yommer, 34, of Mountain Lake Park, were treated at Garrett Memorial Hospital and released. A fourth person, Kent Burnside, 49, of Weston, W.Va.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 26, 1999
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.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,Sun reporter | December 10, 2006
Two people were killed last night when their single-engine plane crashed at Lee Airport near Edgewater in Anne Arundel County - the third accident this year at the airport. The victims - one man and one woman - were declared dead at the scene, said Battalion Chief Steve Thompson. He declined to provide further information about the victims pending notification of next of kin. Thompson said the Fire Department was called about 5:45 p.m. Several dozen emergency personnel were soon at the scene, using flashlights to comb through wreckage strewn over the western end of the runway.
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By John H. Cushman Jr. and John H. Cushman Jr.,New York Times News Service | September 28, 1991
WASHINGTON -- At rush hour Thursday evening in the sky near Chicago, a commercial jetliner came within 50 feet of colliding with a small plane, aviation officials said yesterday.The close call occurred in some of the world's busiest airspace, an area that has been identified by the National Transportation Safety Board as having "a high collision potential" because of the way big jets and smaller planes mingle on the outskirts of the Chicago air traffic control zone.A month ago, the safety board called on the Federal Aviation Administration to alter air traffic control rules in the area to address the problem.
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April 21, 1997
An article that appeared Friday in the Carroll County edition incorrectly stated that a small plane that crashed in Eldersburg in 1995 was trying to land at Wolf Airport. Witnesses said the pilot did not appear to be attempting a landing.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 4/21/97
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
The small plane that crashed into a Maryland City mobile home park on Thursday morning lost power shortly after takeoff, investigators said Friday. The pilot, who has been identified as Ronald H. Dixon of Bowie, took off from Suburban Airport in a 1962 Beechcraft Musketeer, heading to York, Pa., said Todd Gunther, aircraft safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board. The engine lost power at 250 feet, and the plane hit a 60-foot pine tree before striking two mobile homes and coming to rest with the left wing jutting into one of the homes, Gunther said.
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By Pamela Wood, Sara Toth and Kevin Rector, Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 18, 2013
Joe Arrington thought a car had hit his house, or a truck hit a speed bump too fast on South Bruce Street. Then he looked out his window Thursday morning and saw the small airplane that had crashed into a neighbor's house 20 feet from his own in the Parkway Village community of Maryland City. "Of course I was scared. I've never seen anything like this," Arrington said. Police said the crash of the single-engine plane injured 70-year-old pilot Ronald H. Dixon of Bowie, who was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2013
Two Baltimore-area residents were killed in a small plane crash in Virginia on Saturday, the Virginia State Police said Sunday. The men were identified as Berry Raymond Newgent, 73, of Davidsonville, and Thomas Berry Newgent, 51, of Westminster. Berry Raymond Newgent was the pilot and owner of the experimental plane, and Thomas Berry Newgent the passenger, police said. The plane attempted to land several times, likely at a nearby airstrip, and crashed in a field in Suffolk, police said.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2012
A 56-year-old Maryland man was killed Sunday when a small plane crashed into a cornfield near York, Pa., York County authorities reported. The man, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was the lone occupant of a Piper PA-28 180 that crashed about 12:42 p.m. near the York airport in Jackson Township. The National Transportation Safety Board announced on Twitter that it would investigate the crash. The small plane crash is the second to occur in the township in the last two months.
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January 16, 2012
A pilot on his way home to Maine made an emergency landing in a Maryland field when his small plane ran out of gas. The Frederick News-Post reported that the man made an emergency landing Sunday afternoon in Frederick. No one was injured. A neighbor whose husband talked to the pilot told the paper the man was trying to land at Frederick Municipal Airport when he was told to circle until the runway was available. He said he ran out of gas in the tank he was using and didn't have time to switch to another.
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By Steve Jones | September 9, 2011
Michael Chrvala's current students were 3 years old on Sept. 11, 2001. They didn't see the hijacked airliners crash into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, or the plane plow into Pentagon, and they didn't hear news reports about the jet that crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa. Nevertheless Chrvala, a Towson resident who has taught social studies in the Carroll County Public Schools for 18 years, takes every opportunity to teach...
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2012
A 56-year-old Maryland man was killed Sunday when a small plane crashed into a cornfield near York, Pa., York County authorities reported. The man, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was the lone occupant of a Piper PA-28 180 that crashed about 12:42 p.m. near the York airport in Jackson Township. The National Transportation Safety Board announced on Twitter that it would investigate the crash. The small plane crash is the second to occur in the township in the last two months.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2000
If anyone in Maryland wants to learn to fly a Piper Cub -- a real Piper Cub, not just any generic small plane -- they are likely to find themselves in Clarksville in Howard County, driving slowly down a country lane until they spot a row of small airplanes in the rolling landscape. There, tucked away in a small trailer down an under-marked dirt road, they are likely to meet Dick Kreis, a mild-mannered Ellicott City man who has turned this rural area into a Piper Cub hot spot. Although there are thousands of Piper Cub enthusiasts around the country and the world, and hundreds of Web sites lauding the bare-bones J-3 design that made Piper Aircraft famous in the 1930s, Kreis has cornered the market in this part of the world, not only restoring the antique planes but teaching people to fly them.
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