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Small Plane Crash Reported Near Mexico Farms Area

June 9th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On June 8th, 2021, the Allegany County Sheriff's Office, District 16 V.F.D, and a Department of Emergency Services Paramedic responded to the area of Bierman Drive, Cumberland, MD for a reported motorcycle crash. Responding units learned that several children playing in the area had heard a subject yelling for help. Upon investigating the sound, the children and their parents located an injured male in the woodline prompting the call to the Allegany County Joint Communications Center. It was later learned that Ronald Lee Garrison, 76 of Great Cacapon, WV was flying an experimental aircraft when for unknown reasons the plane crashed. Garrison was transported to UPMC Western Maryland for treatment. At that time units on the scene began to search the area for the aircraft. Approximately 35 minutes later the plane was located crashed in the tree line in the area of Canal Road, Cumberland,MD. The Sheriffs Office was assisted in the search by MSP Aviation Trooper 5, Bowling Green VFD,  District 16 VFD, and the Cumberland Civil Air Patrol. Deputies currently remain on the scene for security. The scene and investigation will be transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board upon their arrival.    


Attached photo: Cumberland Civil Air Patrol Members deactivating the crash signal beacon of the downed aircraft.