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Maryland State Police Investigating Small Plane Crash In PG County

December 30th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

(NEW CARROLLTON, MD) – Maryland State Police are on the scene of a small plane crash that occurred this afternoon in Prince George’s County.

At about 3:10 p.m. today, troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to 6300 block of Chestnut Avenue in New Carrollton, Maryland on a report of a single-engine plane crash.  According to a preliminary investigation, the plane had departed the College Park Airport just minutes prior to crashing. The plane crashed into a carport of a single-family home, then struck a vehicle with both the plane and the vehicle catching on fire.

The pilot, whose identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, is the one confirmed fatality at this time. No one was occupied in the home at the time of the crash, according to a preliminary investigation. At least 18 homes lost power in the area as a result of the crash.

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department arrived on the scene to handle the fire associated with the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified. The Prince George’s County Police Department is assisting in this investigation. The New Carrollton Police Department also assisted at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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