Laurel plane crash seriously injures pilot, hurts man (Video)

A plane crash that occured Thursday morning near Laurel in Maryland left a 70-year-old pilot seriously injured. Another man was hurt.

Laurel plane crash
Laurel plane crash (Screenshot from WUSA 9 video)
A spokesperson for the Anne Arundel County fire department said the small, single-engine plane slammed into two mobile homes situated at Bruce Street. Reports said two families were forced to leave their houses following the incident.

Authorities identified the critically injured pilot as Ronald Dixon of Bowie. The other victim’s identity has not been released.

One report says the aircraft appeared to be flying low and had even struck a pine tree about ten minutes after it took-off from the Maryland City airport.

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The Federal Aviation Administration has released a statement saying they’ve been told by Maryland State Police that the ill-fated plane was described as a Beechcraft BE 23.

Local police believe that the pilot was unable to gain enough altitude after lift-off, but in order to determine the exact cause of the Laurel plane crash, FAA and NTSB personnel are going to the crash site to investigate.