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Small Plane Crashes Into Car on Route 50 in Maryland, 4 Injured

By Web Staff

A small plane went down on U.S. Route 50 near Freeway Airport in Bowie, Maryland, hitting a vehicle and injuring four people.

Maryland State Police said troopers were called around 11:20 a.m. on Sept. 12 to eastbound Route 50 at Church Road for a plane crash.

The pilot was trying to land and misjudged the landing. The plane struck at least one vehicle in the eastbound lanes of Route 50.

Two people in the plane and two people in the car suffered injuries that were described as not serious.

The air traffic control tower
An air traffic control tower. (M. Spencer Green/AP Photo)

Small Plane Crashes Into Arizona Airport Building

In a similar plane crash story, a small sized airplane crashed into a building at the Ak-Chin Regional Airport near Maricopa, Arizona, on the morning of Sept. 10, according to the Ak-Chin Fire Department.

Fox 10 Phoenix reported that the crashed happened sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., and according to Arizona Republic, there were two people on board the plane when it crashed. Nobody in the building the plane hit was hurt.

Ian Gregor, the spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the plane was a small single-engine Ercoupe 415-C with a tail code of N3816H. The plane crashed into the building shortly after taking off at 8:30 a.m. The cause of the crash is unknown. Gregor said they took the two people on the plane to an area hospital and neither sustained any life-threatening injuries.

Bart Smith, the community operations manager, said that the condition of the plane after the crash was unclear. According to him, Ak-Chin police were investigating the scene as of 10 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will both be investigating the case, with the National Transportation Safety Board leading the case, according to Arizona Republic.

Ak-Chin authorities did not reveal the names of the two injured people, according to Fox 10 Pheonix.

Ak-Chin Regional Airport is owned and operated by the Ak-Chin Indian community, KGun 9 On Your Side reported. According to the news outlet, the small airport is mostly available for Pinal County residents serving the communities of Casa Grande, and Maricopa. According to the news outlet, the airport is 44 miles southeast of Phoenix.

The Associated Press and NTD reporter Paula Liu contributed to this report.