Laurel plane crashes into Md. mobile home splits aircraft, no deaths

July 19, 2013 9:10:50 AM PDT
A plane crashed into a mobile home Thursday morning in Anne Arundel County, officials say.

The plane came down in a mobile home park in Maryland City. The plane hit a home on South Bruce Street near Brock Bridge Road, according to reports. Officials say the 70-year-old pilot of the plane was conscious and alert when first responders arrived. He was taken to a nearby trauma center for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

No one on the ground was injured in the crash. An FAA official tells WMAR-TV that the plane, a Beechcraft BE-23 aircraft, had just taken off from suburban airport, a public airfield near Laurel.

There's no immediate word as to why the plane went down. The damaged plane could be seen partially split in two next to a mobile home

The plane's left wing punctured the side of the home. There's no word yet what caused the plane to crash.


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